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Archive for the 'spinning' Category

Crochet and spindle spinning workshops in Creativa Grenoble

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 @ 5:07 pm in Crochet, french, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

Once again, I had the pleasure to be invited along with the Greblogueuses at the big local craftfair “Creativa”. A perfect opportunity to connect with crafters, see again familiar faces… and share my love of crochet and spindle spinning with others ! Here are a few pictures of those 3 days… Learning how to spin […]

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, […]

My top 3 favorite spinning tools and tips

Posted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 @ 10:33 am in spinning | No Comments »

I spin yarn on a budget, and thus my spinning gear is not within the higher range of what you could find on the market. Still, I hope this will inspire others to see you don’t need the most expensive tools to spin yarn. # 1 – I do love my Bliss wheel by Woolmakers. […]

Crochet worshops, spinning workshops and more this summer !

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 @ 3:03 pm in Crochet, french, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

Such wonderful memories in this chalet with my friend Sophie. For several months I’ve been trying to organise a spinning/crochet/knitting retreat there, to share the passion and meet more amazing crafters… (I know most of you have already planned your summer by now… Hopefully next year I’ll have all the details ready by spring!) Take […]

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 […]

Creativa craft fair, with free spinning and crochet workshops

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 @ 5:01 pm in Crochet, french, spinning | No Comments »

Last week, I had a fabulous opportunity to show my work at a large craft fair here in Grenoble, “Creativa”. We were invited with our Grenoble knitting group to organise free workshops, catter a knitting corner.. and display/advertise for our crafty businesses. I went there for 2 days, and it was a fabulous opportunity to […]

A slow summer

Posted: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 @ 8:37 pm in Crochet, Family, spinning | 2 Comments »

This summer has been very special. My bestest happiest craftiest friend Sophie, who battled Cancer for the last 3 years and a half, passed away. At the very end of june, when it became obvious this wasn’t going to be just another of the frequent trips back and forth to hospital ( & because I […]

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 […]

Wool festival in Lot, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, french, Lot et Laine wool festival, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

So I’m a bit behind, but here’s a quick recap of the wool festival “Lot et Laine” I went to in July. The festival took place in Lot, a beautiful area of France, remote and quite a long trip from Vercors.. but it was oh so worth it ! Ladies from Cahors installed this beautiful […]

Preparing for the festival and my workshops

Posted: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 @ 9:47 am in Crochet, dolls clothes, Felting, Lot et Laine wool festival, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

I crocheted tons of mini Roselettes, with a special little project in mind. Am putting the last finishing touch to the very detailed step-by-step tutorial, aimed especially at beginner crocheters. (there will also be a condensed version of the pattern at the end for more experienced crocheters) Preparing also as many felted soaps and kits […]

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