Tag Archives for hand spinning

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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Spinning Certificate Day One

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Day One of the Spinning Certificate at the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria.  The Certificate is a rigorous grounding in a broad range of spinning techniques in order to design and produce … Continue reading

26. February 2016 by Rebecca
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Spin the Wilderland

The Riverwife whorls came with us when we went camping in Western Victoria recently. The spot we go is a special place encircled with towering Blue Gums Eucalyptus globulus and Messmates Eucalyptus obliqua. The trees bear the blackened trunks of … Continue reading

24. November 2014 by Rebecca
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Spin like an Ancient…kinda, sorta, not really

Ever since I read Elizabeth Wayland Barber’s extraordinary book Women’s Work: the first 20,000 years, I have been fascinated by spindle spinning.  I have a couple of beautiful, wood turned ones, a cherry Maggie and a Bog Oak IST, both … Continue reading

20. November 2014 by Rebecca
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Show to shawl

A couple of years ago I made this for Australian Sheep and Wool Show with some of my handspun yarn. Baby Lottie won a prize and as part of the prize, I received this hand dyed merino top from Fibres … Continue reading

07. November 2014 by Rebecca
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Bedouin Woven Bag

One of the most pleasurable aspects to writing a blog about making things is when people share special handmade items with you.  A couple of weeks ago, a friend lent me this extraordinary woven bag. This bag is so tough and … Continue reading

25. August 2014 by Rebecca
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