There’s no better time than the busy holiday season to begin a daily supported spindle spinning practice. I discovered this myself just two weeks ago, when I joined an online spinalong group dedicated to support spindles,. The theme of this spinalong, which lasted through the month of November, was gratitude. I make no secret about […]

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From the moment I began weaving two years ago, I did so using my handspun and a 4×4-inch hand-held pin loom. Still today, despite my love affair with the rigid-heddle loom and learning to dress my new-to-me table loom, I use my Zoom Loom for pin-loom weaving at least weekly. “But what do you do […]

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What if I told you that you already possess the most vital element necessary for leveling up on your spinning skills? All you need is to put it to use. I’m talking about a skein (or two) of your own handspun yarn. While spinning classes, videos, books, and the like are all invaluable, they cannot […]

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If you’ve been sitting on the Spinzilla sidelines thinking that you just don’t have the time, ability, or perhaps the competitive streak to join up for this annual week of heavy handspinning, I’m here in hopes of convincing you otherwise. Now in its fifth year, Spinzilla takes place during the first full week of October […]

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Lessons Learned from Tour de Fleece 2017

At the close of each Tour de Fleece, I enjoy taking a few moments to reflect upon my accomplishments, both the yarns I’ve spun as well as lessons gathered during the ride itself. My first stop is a return to my original project page, where I update any still-missing data, including final yardage counts, grist/YPP, […]

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