On Christmas day as my children and hubby were all happy and ensconced in their new toys, games and books I made my escape across the way to my studio. There began my final push to finish my homework for level 3. in the past month, my children have heard me say things like “when… Continue reading The end of Level 3
Let’s first ask the question of why one would want to clone a commercial yarn? The most common answer is that they want to make something that was done in a specific yarn and they like that specific look. Or you are trying to match a yarn to a pattern. I had to clone both… Continue reading Cloning a Comercial Yarn
I have been a very busy spinner these past two weeks. I think that from Christmas day to New Years I spent more time spinning than anything else. So I have lots of stuff to share. Moving beyond silk and TPI (I still have one more tpi skein to go.) We get to making novelty… Continue reading Cables, not the kind you knit.
One of my favorite assignments for my level 3 Master Spinners class was to spin a 100% silk yarn suitable for embroidery. I think I have mentioned how much I LOVE silk? To make an embroidery floss, the singles must be fine and the final yarn needs to be a fairly high twist. I ended… Continue reading Silk Embroidery Floss