Spinning Mini Skeins, Wraps per Inch, Using a Drum Carder… Read More Spinning Multiple Minis, Some Tips on Carding Art Batts, and a Discussion of Wraps per Inch
I just had a customer who purchased her very first art batt to spin. She’s in for a treat. Art batts are such a joy to spin because it’s possible to combine so many fabulous fibers into one preparation and enjoy each one as you spin. That got me thinking though about the many different… Read More Spinning from Art Batts
I wanted to let you know about something new in my shop. I am starting an Art Batt of the Month Club. I’m offering a 3-month subscription, a 6-month subscription, and a 12-month subscription. The 6-month and 12-month subscriptions come with substantial discounts. Each month, you’ll receive an art batt that is entirely new in… Read More Announcing the Art Batt of the Month Club
I just wanted to post a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day to sign up to win this set of bulky thick-and-thin handspun yarns. You can sign up to win here: https://www.purplelambfiberarts.com/500th-sale-handspun-yarn-giveaway/. I’ll be posting the winner on Sunday here, on Facebook, and on Instagram.
I’m working with a friend to create a new line of handspun, handwoven handbags. I’ll be doing the spinning and weaving, and my friend will be doing the sewing, putting the handbags together. I warped my rigid heddle loom at 10 ends per inch. The warp yarn is a commercially spun wool yarn that came… Read More Weaving Handbags
I just found this on Youtube and thought it was brilliant. I usually use a cake ball winder, but if you don’t have one or want something that might be even faster, here it is. The video starts with a kitchen hand mixer, but she also shows an option with a drill near the end.
I have been an admirer of the work of Suzy Brown of WoolWench for a number of years. She just posted a really cool and easy tutorial for creating a scarf, shawl, or anything really using art yarn and some basic sewing skills. No knitting, felting, crocheting, or weaving required. Take a look here.
I just wanted to let you know about something new in my shop. I already offer a rainbow of merino top and bamboo top in my shop in small 2-ounce organza bags that make it easy to get lots of colors without needing to invest a lot, but I just added a new listing especially… Read More Felter’s Delight Fiber Set
Recently, my daughter made this gorgeous new colorway in art batt form that we decided to call Renaissance Festival. Inspired by the colors, I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to make a fractal yarn and show you how at the same time. I have to start with a bit of an explanation. Normally… Read More How to Spin a Fractal Yarn – A Photo Tutorial
In my last post, I showed you the finished product from my first skein of the new type of art yarn I just came up with, which I’m naming Dimensional Yarn. The thing that makes this yarn unique is that it goes from thin at one end to super bulky at the other end, which… Read More Dimensional Yarn – A Photo Tutorial