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Is Wool Yarn Ethical? A reason why I started spinning

Is Wool Yarn Ethical? A reason why I started spinning

There is a disturbing video making its rounds on Social Media, of workers brutally beating sheep as they are being sheared of their fleece for…

My Spinning Philosophy (and how it ties into jewelry making)

My Spinning Philosophy (and how it ties into jewelry making)

The other day I was flipping through my copy of Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Lexi Boeger and…

Current Yarn Stash – handspinning overflow

Current Yarn Stash – handspinning overflow

This is the culmination of 4 years of hand spinning. All the experiments with both dyeing and spinning: locks, roving, all of it. All the…

Experimental Crazy Handmade Yarn Creation

Experimental Crazy Handmade Yarn Creation

I made this yarn out of…frustration? Boredom? I was really dissatisfied with the original yarn. So I decided to go for broke, and see what…

Finding Inspiration: What to Make With Handspun Yarn

Finding Inspiration: What to Make With Handspun Yarn

If you are like me, you like to comb the internet for inspiration. I consider myself a spinner, but not so much a knitter or…

Handspun Bouclé: A Closer Look

Handspun Bouclé: A Closer Look

Back in November I blogged about spinning bouclé yarn for the first time. I loved the technique so much it lead me to experiment with other…

Spinning Bouclé Textured Yarn

Spinning Bouclé Textured Yarn

I’ve dabbled in the past spinning bouclé, but I never liked the results and I felt it was too time consuming. I realized after reading…