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Archive for the 'Fiber Prep' Category

Soft colors…

Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2015 @ 3:25 pm in Fiber Prep, spinning, Yarn | 1 Comment »

after the shock of the terrorist attacks here in France last week, i’m slowly getting back into work and enjoying the soft colors of life… 3 shades of Eco+ & Ecological wool by Cascade to make a 2nd sample of the hooded cardigan i recently finished for my daughter. this one will be for me, […]

Local spinning retreat

Posted: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:43 am in Fiber Prep, french, spinning | No Comments »

Fantastic day last sunday, full of fiber and spinning wheels and drumcarders, dear friends and new friends. We spun, carded, chatted, watched a demo of carding a super textured batt for art yarns.. And all this only 1 hour away from home in our little corner of France. It was a joy to be among […]

Bliss, my Woolmakers spinning wheel

Posted: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 @ 3:47 pm in Fiber Prep, Hackle, spinning | No Comments »

For ages I’ve had dreams of getting a spinning wheel… someday. We didn’t have enough room (and yet already so many craft supplies!!) and not quite the budget either. I would spin every now and then either on my handmade spindles, or my kick-spindle. Then a few weeks back, Heike invited me to her studio […]

Expo on the Wools of Europe in Gap (France)

Posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 @ 2:46 pm in Felting, Fiber Prep, french, spinning, vintage, Yarn | No Comments »

On Friday I went to Gap (in the french Alps) with a couple fellow ravelers to see the exposition displaying dozens of Wools of Europe. With helene, the Icelandic knitter we chatted about designing and Iceland, while with Alice we petted all the different wools and talked about spinning. The expo was fantastic: imagine a […]

Monthly fiber Giveaway: May ! -closed-

Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2009 @ 6:00 pm in Fiber Prep, Monthly Fiber Giveaway | 13 Comments »

I dyed some fiber yesterday in between other things.. life seems hectic these days, SO many things piling up on my to-do list! ..and then we’re going away again this week-end, which means fewer chances to get them done ! :-P I hand-carded several mini battlets, which will eventually become art yarn kits for the […]

Spinning with an antique support spindle

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm in Fiber Prep, spinning, vintage | No Comments »

I am having fun trying a new toy: an antique french support spindle, received just today (More looking for a new home here). This one is so little and cute, and spins well too ! ..although I’m all but an expert at this game, you should see some spinners and how fast they go :-P […]

Some granny squares…

Posted: Thursday, April 30th, 2009 @ 10:56 am in Crochet, Fiber Prep, FO | No Comments »

I have finally finished weaving in all the ends and blocking the blankie for my friend’s baby boy. Now I just need to give it to them .. Joining the squares was a big concern before I started on this one, as for my previous one I tried an sc-seam which turned out ugly (large […]

Taking it one step further

Posted: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 @ 10:01 am in Crochet, Fiber Prep, Knitting | 2 Comments »

Since I told my family about my new passion for spinning, a couple people said they’d ask friends/neighbouts about raw wool from their sheep. And this is what I just from my Sister in Law, about a pound of raw wool from one of her work colleagues !! So cool !! (I asked for no […]

More natural dying experiments: dandelion, red cabbage and grape-juice

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2009 @ 7:41 pm in Crochet, dyed, Etsy, Family, Fiber Prep, Hackle, natural dying | 2 Comments »

Yesterday I had a very nice afternoon. After a visit from my friend Emily, Laurent took the girls out for a bike ride and I had the flat all to myself and cooked. So enjoyable ! Because our place is so small, the girls are usually always running around me whenever I try to cook.. […]

Natural dying: first experiments

Posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2009 @ 3:59 pm in dyed, Fiber Prep, links, Monthly Fiber Giveaway, natural dying | 2 Comments »

So.. the March Fiber Giveaway is now CLOSED ! Thanks to all who left a comment.. The winner is: Little Miss S, Congrats !! I’ll email you right away to get your adress. Natural dying has been occupying my mind lately, reading blogs and trying to collect info, even starting to gather some materials. Thing […]

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