So there is Tow and then there is Tow…. Let me explain. There are several steps in processing of flax and the final one is to hackle it. The fiber left on the hackles is called tow. I found that I had two very different tows. The first being the tow I got from the… Continue reading A tale of two tows.
After our class room session in February, I was convinced that spinning flax was going to be this year’s cotton, or my new lesson in patience and perseverance… So I have been procrastinating. I have finished almost everything else, we don’t start schooling for another 2 weeks, so I need to knock this out. No… Continue reading Flax
There is one tool that I have used more than any other in the past few years of the Master Spinner program. Well, not more than my spinning wheel, but it comes close and that is my hand cards. In Level 1 we learn to use our hand cards and we prepare twenty different skeins… Continue reading Blending a gradient with hand cards
Every summer, fair marks my official vacation. Swim club takes a month off in August, and 4H is over until the September meeting and we all take a collective breath. It is also supposed to be a time when my kids are all finished with school work and we can relax. Last year we took… Continue reading Inkle
I keep thinking that I am going to have time to blog. Then my crazy hectic life gets in the way. It’s hard to get the things you want to get done finished while parenting and homeschooling 3 kids. If my oldest would just stop getting distracted and finish his Algebra, biology and History courses… Continue reading Back to it.