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Posts Tagged "yarn"

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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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 ­čÖé It’s made with corriedale, cotton, lurex and also fake flowers. 95gr. 84m. >> buy this on...

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To Pat, with <3

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

To Pat, with

Last week, a got a special request: to spin a turquoise yarn for a friend, Patricia Ballarin, who lives in Los Angeles. I usually don’t like custom itens. It’s like the request cut my creativity and I get blocked. However, as I said, this was a special request fro a special person. I met Pat about 8 years ago, in the first year I moved to S├úo Paulo, during the very first knit meeting I attended. Few months later, we became coordinators of the group Tricoteiras de Sampa, which is...

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