Last spring, we painted the inside of our entire house. We thought we were going to be moving but eventually decided to stay put, but since we were painting for some mythical buyers, we wanted to go neutral and stay on-trend. Well, the trend, as you probably know, is gray. Gray walls, gray flooring, and… Read More Why You Shouldn’t Care About Color Trends
In gratitude to my wonderful customers for my 500th sale, I’ve decided to give away these lovely skeins of handspun yarn. All three are bulky yarns that I spun thick and thin. These would make a fantastic soft and cozy cowl, don’t you think? Here’s what the winner will get: Bird of Paradise (middle) –… Read More 500th Sale Handspun Yarn Giveaway
I mentioned in my last post that I’m working on making some handbags in collaboration with a friend. Today I wanted to talk to you about fulling the fabric in a front-loading washing machine, which is something I had a lot of trouble finding instructions for. Hopefully I can save you the trouble. I warped… Read More Fulling Cloth in a Front-Loading Washing Machine
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.
This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I have revamped my Etsy shop. I’m now sorting all my yarns by weight. My goal is to make it easy for knitters, crocheters, and weavers to easily find the kind of yarn they need for a project they are planning. I also just… Read More Revamped Etsy Shop
I don’t mean to sound snarky–at least not while this blog is so young–and I don’t mean to sound like a yarn snob (okay fine, guilty as charged), but here’s what I’m wondering: Why would anybody use acrylic (aka petroleum or coal-based) yarn? I get that it’s cheap, strong, and easily available in every color… Read More Seven Things Acrylic Yarn is Good For
I love pretty much the whole gammut of fiber arts, but my first love was weaving, and then you might say I worked my way backwards from yarn to spinning to raising angora rabbits. Contrary to what the name suggests, I don’t actually own a purple lamb–not yet anyway. As you probably already know if… Read More The Budget Weaver