I forgot to share some Gallery Nite spinning photos. So here they are. Just one of the 4 yarns I made. It was a nice night and lots of fun to spin surrounded by plants #spinning#yarn#handspun#hellopurl
Provenance my grad collection uses hand spun yarns from ethically sourced british wool. Following a material journey from fleece to fabric Featuring some permanently blue mitts; it's an occupational hazard
Taking off my 40-50 year old carding cloth in my Made-Well drum carder (the backing is leather!).
My brand new carding cloth is on its way, and I can’t wait to get it on and start carding like crazy. For some reason I thought it’d be tricky to take this off, but nope, came right off.
Another angle on the pendant one post back. The shape of this one is actually more cylindrical and makes for some interesting optics! Thanks for looking! : @swachelseyhartgers
#51yarns week 3/51: fiber you processed. This was my first time starting with raw fleece, in fact, I purchased this at the Ply Away market for this challenge. I read and watched videos on how to wash a fleece and dove in. I learned a lot by actually doing it, and will change some things next time. It didn’t get totally clean since I wasn’t sure how much I could mess with it while it was wet. There’s a lot of VM left still. Even so, I flicked the locks and spun it semi-worsted and ended up with a soft three ply sample skein. Such a fascinating process! #plymagazine#handspun#handspinner#handspunyarn#knitting#knittersofinstagram
This is New Girl. (Hopefully after spending some time with her I'll give her a more suitable name.) She comes to me with a sad story. Her previous owner is older and suffered a traumatic fall. Her wrist bones were crushed and she has a plate and screws holding it together now. It was not an easy decision, but she reached out to find someone who would spin her wool, which she finds too difficult now, in exchange for the beautiful Ashford you see here. I am a little nervous, but I have an idea of the direction she was going to go for some of the blends and she gave me creative freedom for the rest. There will be more spinning than knitting for the foreseeable future. #mywheellife#ashford#ashfordtraditional#threeisaherd#handspun#handspunyarn#bartersystem#happytohelp#wemakeyarn
Shop Update!!! New Llabrys Niddy Nøsty 3-in-1 Spinner's Tools available in the shop. Decorative wood burned and gemstone inlay accents make these finely crafted tools as beautiful as they are functional! Shop link in profile.
The local open air museum, Vallby friluftsmuseum in Västerås, Sweden, keeps some rare breed sheep, Gästrike-sheep, but they do not use the wool and gave it away for free a couple of weeks ago. The wool was dirty and full of straw. After washing it, sorting, carding and spinning it on a supported spindle it became wonderful hanks of yarn in different shades of brown and gray.