• Spinning,  Uncategorized

    Spin in

    Saturday I spent the day at a spin in not to far form home. There were lots of people there. More people arrived after I took these pictures, mostly wheels but ther were a few of us on spindles. There were things to buy of course There were door prizes. And show and tell, this amazing blanket Rams and Ewes I think it is called. it is a double knit so it is double thick and the back is different then the front. The wool is all natural coloured Shetland I believe. Click onthe picture to get a batter look. here is a link to the pattern if you are interested.…

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    Finishing up some Spinning

      In the spring I borrowed a blending board from my friend Carlene. I made rollags at guild social meetings and at demos. And spinning here and there. I finally got around to plying them all. Then I needed to be washed to reset after being tight up in skeins for ages. this is before washing. I spent an evening tying the skeins up so they wouldn’t be a mess after washing. This is some of them soaking. And after all the skeins where soaked this it what the water looked like.  I couln’t believe how dirty it was. then I had to hang them all up to dry. excuse…

  • Spinning

    Spinning Some Yarn

    Posted on September 21, 2017 by shepherdessann I haven’t done much other than make meat pies for the farmers market the last week. It seems with cooler weather people want comfort food. So many Steak and Mushroom pies and Tourtiere pies have been made. I did finish my Guild poker challenge I told you about here: spinning-for-the-guild-challenge/ The beads really were not inserted very well and that showed up more in the plying but here it is finished. You can see how the locks aren’t in well enough so they are very loose in the ply. I learned a lot and I think next time I will ply with a thread…

  • Demos,  Spinning

    Spinning at the Medieval fair.

    Last Sunday I went to the medieval for to be part of the demo at our local Medieval fair. It is always fun. Here I am spinning some of the rolags I told you about in this post. It looks like I was saying something very interesting to Bernadetts Who was carding on the hand carders and spinning on her wheel. She was Dressed as a Moorish house slave to some a  Dutch family. She would not go get us Coffee though. 😉 In the picture above you can see Judy spinning on a medieval spindle and using a distaff to hold her wool. Below is a video of me trying to…