Spinning llama

I purchased some llama fiber at the Connecticut Sheep & Wool back in 2011, and couldn’t wait to spin it on this wheel. Using the smallest included whorl (24:1 ratio), it’s coming out wonderfully fine! I’m hoping to maximize the yardage, so I’m doing a very fine 3 ply.

She’s here!

A few weeks ago, I ordered my dream wheel-a 30″ Schacht Reeves in cherry. I had heard that the wait for these was around 12 weeks, so I figured it would be here in the new year. My dealer, Lois from Bountiful Spin Weave, told me that Schacht had really ramped up production, and she…

Rhinebeck 2012

Each year, Rhinebeck (officially New York Sheep and Wool) gets better and better! Friday, we had an all-day Breed Study class with Beth Smith (of The Spinning Loft in Michigan) which was great! We flicked, carded and combed 12 different fleeces – it was a great way to find out what we liked and what…

Meet Nymeria…

This is our new addition to the fiber tools: That’s my daughter demonstrating the size of the box. She’s a Mighty Wolf loom, all put together and wearing her first warp: Weaving on this loom is pure heaven! The treadling is so smooth and the threading was very easy, even though this is a more…

Blue Ribbon!

I am happy to report that my Elizabeth Shawl won a blue ribbon in the 2012 Grange Fair! Credit must be given to the fantastic Northern Lights Needles…  

Sunrise!

I was lucky enough to buy this set of Dyakcraft needles from someone who decided she wanted a set with the larger sizes (10 & 10.5).  Since I don’t usually use sizes larger than 9, this is perfect for me! The size 8 is already in use in the Cormo/Angora handspun scarf: I normally use…

New needles!

These needles? Love, love, love them! They’re handmade Vermont Apple DPNs by Dyakcraft. I’ve got a few different sets on order, because they’re just so beautiful and I love the idea of supporting a small family business (and because there are so many different colors, I couldn’t decide on just one!) These arrived yesterday, and…