Since I came back from Woolfest with this


I’ve been inspired to begin learning this

spindle and yarns

And this


So (slowly) I’m amassing a small haul of slubby wayward yarns that should be useful for the weaving assignment in my next OCA Textiles 1 module, and for felting as well.


I tried a bit of crochet and like the random stripiness a lot…


I am loving spinning! It’s so addictive – colour flowing from one hand to the other, making magic as it goes. I don’t seem to be able to stop. And now I’m dreaming about one of these…

kromski sonata
1. i love spinning, 2. wool3, 3. Kromski Sonata, 4. IMG_0272
made with Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker

in a spin

12 thoughts on “in a spin

  • August 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    mmmmm! yum yum yum! That crochet sample! OOOHHHH!

  • August 31, 2009 at 9:18 am

    ohh and now spinning!
    i’m afraid that if i try ‘ll be won over.too many things to learn too little time.

  • August 31, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Could not agree more… I have invaded our family room with the wheel and wool roving, yarns and fluff everywhere… I just love it…
    like your work a lot!

  • August 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Lovely yarn! You should definitely buy a spinningwheel. Makes spinning even more fun. 🙂

  • August 31, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Fiona
    The yarn is great – I knew you would manage to learn to spin with a drop spindle. I bet you are glad you persisted. I still have my eye on the electric spinning wheel that I tried at the Ashford stand but I have just got one of their Knitter’s Looms for my 60th birthday. I will blog about it sometime this week – it is fab!!!

  • August 31, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Wow, can’t wait to try some spinning at Christmas! xxx

  • August 31, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Oh don’t you just love that buzz of new things to try!

  • August 31, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I’m with both Jackie and Neki on this. But I really really want a friend who spins!

  • September 1, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Gorgeous! Looks great fun. Look forward to your weaving samples!

  • September 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Fabulous photos. The book looks great and I really want a spindle too! Love your crocheted piece


  • September 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    LOL!!! I saw this book at Wingham Wool Works, when I was there at the workshop, bought it and decided to learn spinning (had never thought about it before, but the book is soo inspiring!) Today I got my first drop spindle….

  • September 19, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Wow…beautiful yarns! I took Lexi’s camp Pluckyfluff a few years back and it was fabulous! She is inspirational, and it’s fun to think outside of the box with spinning. Great job! Love your blog. I found you on flickr. 🙂 –Jennifer (Syrendell on flickr)

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