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Spinning yarn on a drop spindle and spinning wheel, fibre drafting, carding, woollen and worsted spinning

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I’ve changed the name of my blog, from In Stitches Daily to Go Homespun. I’ve been thinking of changing the name for a while. Why? Well, like many bloggers, I started with a vague idea of what I wanted to… Continue Reading →

Trash batts #1: spinning with yarn scraps

I’ve mentioned that my saving of scraps of just about anything (yarn, fabrics, carding waste etc) knows no bounds, see  Remnants and scraps: When are they too small to use?  After using fabric remnants to make curtains I’ve finally come… Continue Reading →

#Swatchalong: Herdwick swatch

I have some grey Herdwick wool top in my spinning supplies basket which I had started to use as ‘practice fibre’ when getting used to a new spinning wheel. I initially saw it as expendable, should the first efforts at… Continue Reading →

Fleece and Fibre Fun at the Small Breeds Farm

My obsession with fleece and fibre is growing. Not only do I now have a basket of some new types of wool top to spin (new to me) to add to a mountain of Ryeland fleece that I already possess, it… Continue Reading →

Ashford Traveller spinning wheel: Big ‘0’ birthday present

I am now the happy owner of an Ashford Traveller spinning wheel. Recently, on the run up to a big ‘0’ birthday, Mr ‘L’ asked me ‘Could you think of something that you would like my family to buy for… Continue Reading →

Spinning and watching the water levels fall

We’ve had a wet time of it lately. If you’re in the UK you’ll know as it has dominated the news. Here, wind and rain has swept up from the south-west over wet and soaking Somerset (the wettest part of… Continue Reading →

Mix it up

Carding waste – I nearly threw it on the compost heap. I’d been spinning some hand-dyed fleece and was left with the shorter fibres, the little matted blobs and generally unhelpful stuff that was making spinning frustrating. I didn’t quite… Continue Reading →

In praise of Ryeland wool

The recently washed fleece that kept catching my eye has finally got hold of me (but I’m still knitting the soon-to-be raglan jumper). So, back to teasing out the wool and carding into rolags……well, it just needs to be spun…. Continue Reading →

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