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Archive for the 'spinning' Category

More vintage french spindles on Etsy

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 @ 7:14 pm in Antique french spindles, Etsy, spinning, vintage | 1 Comment »

Just a note to let you know that I am listing more vintage french spindles on Etsy, along with a couple weaving tools.. and even some vintage french postcards of ladies spinning or making lace ! Be quick, one just sold as I was listing them .. :-P (ETA: three of those have already sold, […]

Holidays, baby crocheted bolero and spinning yarn like the romans

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 @ 5:35 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Family, french, spinning, vintage | No Comments »

We just got back from 2 weeks away: went to the beach, jumped in the swimming-pool, ate tons of ice-cream to keep us cool… I managed to finish in time a third design to submit for that “One skein” crochet book. This one is for a cute little baby bolero, which I will probably also […]

On my workspace today…

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2011 @ 2:51 pm in french, matryoshka, spinning, translation, vintage | 1 Comment »

A colorful necklace made by my oldest daughter adorns my pretty matrioshka… while tons of vintage pretty french spindles wait until I find a minute to list them on Etsy. And new translation jobs keeps coming in. I love my job !! :-D

I made a spindle.. and it spins great !

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011 @ 10:03 am in FO, spinning | No Comments »

I have plans to start local workshops teaching people how to spin yarn on a spindle. On top of finding a place to do that, I also wondered how to allow people to leave with a spindle (not so easy to find in local shops… ) Yesterday night I experimented and made a spindle with […]

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 […]

Vintage spindles, and Facebook

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 @ 12:30 pm in Etsy, french, spinning | No Comments »

I’ve just created a Facebook account ! Add me as a contact if you’d like :-) I’ll try to announce the new patterns there, contests, new vintage spindles coming in.. and any other relevant event :-) And speaking of vintage french spindles, I also finally took the time to go through all of them, pick […]

Mother’s day, 3 years and Flower grannies..

Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm in Crochet, Family, french, spinning | No Comments »

Sunday was Mother’s day here in France. I had the best day, with Laurent taking care of everything in the house .. and I was just to do whatever I wished !! :-D which of course included time in front of the computer, and some crocheting… He did a great general cleanup of the flat, […]

Summer’s here !

Posted: Thursday, June 4th, 2009 @ 9:05 pm in Contest, Crochet, Family, Monthly Fiber Giveaway, spinning | No Comments »

It’s been really hot for a few days now.. and it’s June already !! Today I got the inflatable pool out for the girls for the first time, and we ate outside and had a barbecue.. I love it when even the school/work days feel like holidays ! :-) The puffy-flowers little blankie is nearly […]

Giveaway winner, and a couple more squares

Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2009 @ 11:32 am in Crochet, Monthly Fiber Giveaway, spinning | 2 Comments »

… And the winner of last month’s fiber giveaway is… Comment number 29 : Congrats Carla ! I am emailing you, please send me your adress details and I’ll send you the fiber ! I have been crocheting some lately, on yet more squares. Yarn is some recycled thrifted yummy mohair, perfect for a large […]

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 […]

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