Monday, June 16, 2014

Cocoons and Beehives

Last week and this week and forever how long it takes me to get these down, I have been practicing spinning cocoons and beehives. The photo below the main single is a silk/merino blend and the cocoons and beehives are merino. At this point this is a slow process for me but I do love it. This skein has beehives. With just a few cocoons. I use a combination of techniques from Jacey Boggs' book and Sara Anderson's book.

One other fun way that I have been practicing behives is when I am corespinning I add a beehive out of the outer fiber.. It blends in well but adds a little character to my corespun.



Sunday, June 8, 2014

More delicious core spun yarn

I did this the other day.. My very latest corespinning..practice practice practice.




Spinnng Thick and Thin

In addition to core spinning. I have also been practicing thick and thin. I really enjoy spinning thick and thin and am excited about knitting this into a swatch


Yes.. These are intentional slubs. Lots of fun to spin and you can make some neat plied yarn with them.


Monday, June 2, 2014


I have been core spinning and I just had to try tail spinning. I used kid mohair locks which were extremely soft but not so long. I love it and can't wait to do more.