Tag Archives for Spinning Certificate

Final Project: Part Three

This is Part Three of a short series about the handspun, knitted spencer  I made as the final project in completion of the Certificate of Spinning, run by Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria. Part One explored the spinning process, … Continue reading

14. June 2017 by Rebecca
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Final Project: Part Two

And here it is…my final project for the Spinning Certificate run by the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria. The pattern is a Pattern for a Sleeveless Spencer by Marian Leslie from the Shetland Wool Week Annual 2016. I used a fifty:fifty … Continue reading

11. May 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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New Tools

In E.M. Forster’s, A Room With A View (1908), old Mr Emerson, a radical thinker, has a wardrobe on which is painted ‘Mistrust all enterprises which require new clothes‘. It is a quote(ish) from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden (1854) and I … Continue reading

16. April 2016 by Rebecca
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Worsted Nests

Worsted in such a lovely word. I particularly favour the woost-ed pronunciation. It has a few meanings. It can mean a particular weight or thickness of yarn, specifically a medium weight yarn equivalent to the Australian/UK 10 ply. And, it also refers to … Continue reading

18. March 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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