Tag Archives for Finnsheep

Handspun Hat

Last post, you saw my recent spin, a 3ply semi woollen Finn x Border Leicester. This was spun for a very particular pattern, A Beer on the Dock by Thea Coleman.  Spinning to substitute for millspun yarns is my new addiction. … Continue reading

26. September 2017 by Rebecca
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Spinning All The Spins

One of the most enjoyable things about spinning is that once you have made your decisions about the kind of yarn you want to spin, you just spin, and spin, and spin. My previous post on sampling explored the decision … Continue reading

18. September 2017 by Rebecca
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Final Project: Part One

The Spinning Certificate I have been undertaking every month for the past 15 months is drawing to a close. The course is run by the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria and coordinated by the exceptionally experienced Carmel Hanna. As … Continue reading

30. March 2017 by Rebecca
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Something I prepared earlier

Hello again. I am still working towards recovery from this fatigue condition. Things are stable but life has had to be pared right back to basics. From this new beginning, I can very slowly build towards recovery. Everything takes so … Continue reading

10. August 2016 by Rebecca
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Breed Mesa

This project really belongs to last year. I finished it just before New Year. Curiously, the last Enchanted Mesa I finished during the same period a year ago! Enchanted Mesa by Stephen West is such a liberated, fast knit and … Continue reading

29. January 2016 by Rebecca
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Spinzilla 2015

I participated in Spinzilla last week for the first time. Spinzilla is a week long, international competition organised by the National NeedleArts Association, a US industry group which promotes knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and various kinds of needlework. For one … Continue reading

16. October 2015 by Rebecca
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Show and Tell

As promised, some show and tell. This wee Kowhai and Fern Beanie went to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show this year. I have wanted to knit this little cap ever since I saw it, in the 2013 Summer edition of … Continue reading

24. July 2015 by Rebecca
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