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Midwest Fiber & Folk, Saturday

If you were unable to attend this year’s Midwest Fiber and Folk Festival, well… missed an amazing time!  The family hitched a ride with me (Chicago, yay!), and we enjoyed a beautiful day at Six Flags Great America on Friday.  … Continue reading

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What to do with Drum Carder Waste

*Sigh*  Yes, I admit it, I’m an overly thrifty person.  See….here are all the scraps (of mill end wool, no less!) that I tossed in a bag from cleaning Big Tom, my Fancy Kitty drum carder. I really don’t know … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Last month, I showed you my lovely stack of boxes full of fibery good stuff…..well it is time to show you a preview of what was in the largest two boxes, since it is the March FotM.  I (of course) … Continue reading

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Let’s take a spin….

I’ve been feeling lately like I haven’t done anything for awhile, so tonight I have a date with this here stuff…… The batts are ones I’ve recarded (with my Big Tom carder) from my misc. box of Brown Sheep mill … Continue reading

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New Toys!

Last week was a pile of work, RiverChor had their first concert, which meant practice, practice, practice, stress about dresses being in, and getting ties and scarves ready to hand out.  It was also starting to get cold and dreary, … Continue reading

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What’s on the wheel?

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to update you on my projects, so here’s what Lizzy Lendrum and I have been up to! We made some quick work of this Polwarth: I stripped it down into pencil roving … Continue reading

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September Tiger Club Reveal

For September’s Tiger Clubs, I decided to go with some typical fall colors…..even those who don’t care for yellow or orange enjoy rich fall leaf colors. So I present to you…..Marvelous Maples! Sock Yarn – Tiger Twist And the fiber…..a … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Dyepot

Yup, it’s fall, and I had been itching to make some lovely autumn colors…. Our first one is Tussah Silk, and then I’d like to introduce a new fiber to the shop – Polwarth!   A cross between Lincoln and Merino, … Continue reading

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The box says it all!  Original delivery date of this guy was last July, but circumstances happened, the plans changed hands, and the plans were improved.  Now I have this.   Um.   Granola? Yup, more packaging than parts.  Just … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday – Handspun

Today’s featured project is from Tracy.  She started with this 8oz braid of Corriedale, named Deep Rainbow.  She spun it into a thick single, then took it to an art yarn class….. And this beautiful coiled yarn is what she … Continue reading

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