High or Low Whorl? Selecting a Spindle

My first spindle was a gift. My mom overheard me admiring a beautifully painted whorl while at The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. Then she listened to me whine about wanting to learn to spin for some time after. That Christmas the spindle I’d been fawning over was under the tree. Being a firm believer that […]

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I’ve always loved the look of a double-wrapped loop in wire wrapping. It’s my go-to method for joining beads into chain for bracelets and necklaces. The double-wrapped loop gives your piece a more substantial look while providing a sturdy link that is less likely to become misshapen when worn. Teaching myself to make a double-wrapped […]

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Knits Gifts 2018: Garnet Wrap

I can think of few things more inviting than curling up in front of a toasty fire, with a beautiful knitted wrap around my shoulders, and a glass of wine in hand. Turn a British crime drama on the TV and you’ve got my idea of heaven. It turns out this is also Cheryl Toy’s idea […]

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A Bit About Weaving KROKBRAGD

As a beginner weaver, my ears perk up when I hear new terms I’m not familiar with. I’m a sponge for information and I love learning new techniques. One new-to-me weaving word is Krokbragd. No, it’s not pronounced corkboard, but you’re close. Interested in finding out more about this Scandinavian weaving technique, I turned to […]

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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a 1000 times… “You’re impossible to shop for!” To which I reply, “No I’m not! I’m a knitter, I love all things knitting. I’m easy to shop for,” and then, in an extra quiet voice I add, “except, don’t buy me yarn.” Yes, I really tell my […]

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Beginner Spinner Must-Haves!

“I really want to learn to spin,” is a phrase my family has heard me utter more times than I’m sure they care to count. The response I usually receive back is “when are you going to have time to do that?” I’ll admit their response was a good one. I already knit, crochet, sew, […]

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