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Posts Tagged "handspun"

Linda Shawl

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Designs | 0 comments

Linda Shawl

This shawl was first elaborated in a class of Vithard Villumsem, “Knitting with art yarn”, during Twist Fiber Festival 2013, in St. André Avellin, QC, Canada. As my homework, I finished my creation and wrote below the directions of how to use a handspun yarn to knit something “wearable”. The handspun yarn I used was made by Linda Tait, from Ragz Yarn, who gently gave me a skein for this class. I hope you liked 🙂 <3 <3 <3 What I like the most about art yarn:...

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Study in scarlet: making plans

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Study in scarlet: making plans

Someone already said: creativity is 90% of hard work + 10% of inspiration. I can’t agree more. Behind every (knit) idea well succeed there are plans, calculations, swatches (MANY!), sketches… And this is what I did this week. At first, I didn’t know if it’s going to work. I thought that my yarn was not regular and uniform as I imagined. But no. Washed, it was quite ok (although the irregularities do exist). The problem was my math. I never said I was good at it, did I?...

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Cashmere

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

Cashmere

When was the last time you did something for the first time in your life? I did last week: I spun cashmere that I have bought from my friend Amélie. I confess I was a little concerned because I didn’t know if I was skilled enough to spin such a fine and special fiber. But I tried and kind of succeed. At the end I got two 50gr skeins with around 100m each – worsted weight. I know already how I’m going to use it. Wait and see...

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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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Fake Plastic Tree

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

Fake Plastic Tree

Do you know when you do something you love so much that you can’t stop looking at it? I am in love with this yarn 🙂 It’s made with corriedale, cotton, lurex and also fake flowers. 95gr. 84m. >> buy this on...

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