This week is fair week and I will admit, it’s a bit hectic. So far everything is going smoothly. My kids have turned in their 4H record books and had their interviews and they have come out on top again. My oldest did a self-determined project, blacksmithing as there was no county blacksmithing project. He… Continue reading Thoughts on County Fair
This summer has gotten the best of me. While my Sister-in-law was here on her way west with my niece and nephew we left the kids and went into town to be touristy by ourselves and she asked me “Are you summers always this busy?” I tell you dear readers… I really wanted to say… Continue reading Odds and Ends
After my trip to Olds, I met up with my family and we took a week long vacation through northern Washington, Montana and then down into Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. While in Bozeman, we wandered through the local yarn store and I asked if they had any spinning fiber….. she told me they had… Continue reading Building a yarn
I made it home from my last trip to Olds in the Master Spinner Program. All that is left is for my proposal for my in depth study to be reviewed and hopefully approved. Then I get to spend the next year working on that. More on that when I know it’s approved. This class… Continue reading Well, it’s over or at least almost.
My book is finished. My final skeins are in and tagged. Above is my level 5 final project. A woven bag of handspun hemp and flax. The main portion of the bag was woven on my rigid heddle loom. The band was woven on my inkle loom. I love this bag soooo much. I… Continue reading Wrapping up Level 5
With two technical skeins to finish I found myself in a bit of a pickle. The assignment was to spin a 3 ply sock yarn and present a finished 10 yard skein and a 5″x5″ swatch. I had been given a sample of some Lincoln/CVM cross. When I washed the fiber I fell in love… Continue reading Navajo ply vs true 3 ply
I just looked at the calendar again to be sure. I have just about 14 days until my flight leaves for Olds… In that time, I need to: Finish my final project and my homework for level 5. It’s close. I finished weaving the body of the bag last night. My 9 year old needs… Continue reading In the home stretch