Category Archives: spinning

What’s on the wheel? Or… How to spin woolenish from combed top.

I thought it was about time for me to show you what I’ve been working on.  This is 6 out of about 10 ounces of fiber dyed by Carol Lee.  Mostly it yellow, green, and navy, but there are bits … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

This past weekend I went to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  It was my first such event….and wow I wasn’t disappointed! We entered the first building of the Country Store, and didn’t make it any further for awhile, as … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday!

For today’s update, I have a pile of newly dyed Corriedale tops.  I love spinning Corriedale …..it has the softness of merino (it’s a merino cross), but a longer staple length making it easier to spin.  Longer fibers tend to … Continue reading

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What’s on the Wheel this Wednesday?

Ready for more drum carding photo blogging? This time I’ve taken some mill ends from my Brown Sheep box.  This is the same fiber that is spun into Lamb’s Pride.  85% wool, split between mostly red, and a bit black, … Continue reading

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Top Reconstruction-Part 4 (The one where it’s actually spun!)

Never thought I’d get to actually spinning this, did you?  Well, here it goes. I discovered that my diz made this huge honking roving that was just way too huge to spin from directly (at least for me, and for … Continue reading

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Tiger Find!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Tiger Find, but this came across Twitter today and I absolutely had to share.  This new Etsy shop, FBNPlastics, has a cup holder suitable for many spinning wheels, and all are cleverly … Continue reading

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Pinkie and the Brain

This post has been a loooooong time in the making, so be prepared for a long and picture filled post!  For my after-Christmas business present to me, I ordered a Fancy Kitty Kitten drum carder.  I have a good friend … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps is my brother.

Yup, that’s my big secret.  Ok, quit scratching your head.  My brother, Michael Phelps, is a computer programmer in Des Moines, Iowa.  He can swim, but more in the ordinary, keep yourself from drowning, kind of way. The family name … Continue reading

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Everything’s coming up Rainbows!

Well, after being caught with my dye coat off (so to say) by the Yarn Harlot; I’ve kept myself very busy dyeing rainbows on all my major yarn bases.  Here’s the tour: On Panda: On Peruvian Worsted: On Tiger Supersock: On Superwash … Continue reading

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Fiber….um…Monday?!?

Yep, I was too busy Friday to get these up, so your ‘Fresh from the Dyepot’ fix is coming today.   Ah, the sun is out.  I hope it lasts this week, I don’t think Iowa can hold any more water!  … Continue reading

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