Fleece-to-Yarn

This past summer, my mom’s friend’s mother sent me a huge box of fleece from her farm. Feeling ambitious, I thought this would be my first foray into preparing fleece for spinning. Then, I came to my senses, and made this my first foray into sending off fleece to be made into roving for spinning. Turns out, there are lots of options out there. There are several large and small mills around the country that take in fleece for processing…. Read more »

Today’s creative road carried me down to Norfolk. I’ve been wanting to try spinning for some time now and today was the day. I went over to see the Sunday Spinners who meet the first Sunday of the month at the library. It was great. I asked a thousand questions and they answered so patiently and generously. I even got to try spinning on the wheel, both pedal and electric, and with a drop spindle. Spinning was much harder than… Read more »

I’ve been working on these knitting themed tiles. Here’s a little preview of what I’ve been chipping away at for the last few days: They’re sized (4×4) to display on a desk, or in the knitting nook on small easel or could be hung on the wall. I’ve got a few already made up and I’m furiously working on more designs. I’m hoping to sell them in order to fund a few ideas I’ve got simmering on the back burner… Read more »