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Posts Tagged "hand spun"

Just in case…

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Just in case…

… you are thinking that I’ve been sleeping: 680m of a 3ply merino, worst weight, ready for my project – and I still have 3 half full bobbins to ply, in case these meters aren’t enough. I’m still thinking it’s boring spinning a plain yarn myself, when it’s possible to buy it anywhere, but I am also proud I was capable of doing with consistency. Next step: swatching and...

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Study in scarlet: so many choices…

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Study in scarlet: so many choices…

The activity of spinning fiber is basically 90% making decisions: * what is the right fiber for the project? Should I blend it or not? * which weight? * should I spin worsted or woolen? Make it compact? Fluffy? * how much spin? * how many cables should I ply? And so on. Only after you know what you want, you can finally start treadling. Apart of choosing the fiber, that I had already decided (merino, red), these were the questions I worked on this week, trying to decide how I want my yarn. As I...

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A shawl called Clara

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

A shawl called Clara

A story of friendship and love: a friend of mine, Paula Nina (from Peace Knit Love), designed a shawl inspired by a yarn I spun. Then, two other friends, Bel and Lilian, tested the pattern, also knitting with yarns I had made. In my birthday, at the beginning of this month, they sent the photos and told me the surprise the made for me. The best birthday present EVER! 🙂 VoilĂ : this is the Klè Shawlette (Klè is a African word for “Clara”). This is a free pattern. I hope you...

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Hood and cowl Gnomeregan

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Designs | 2 comments

Hood and cowl Gnomeregan

Proud to say that I use a yarn spun by myself, specially for the first e-book the The Intrepid Knitters. 🙂   >> Click here to favorite this on...

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Natural

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Natural

I spent the whole sunday spinning this beauty, total in love with the color. 85% BFL and 15% Silk. Natural color (undyed) 2ply 100gr / 3.5oz 300m. / 328yd I have only 2 skeins. >> available on my Etsy...

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