Monday, October 3, 2016

Namaste Scrapbox Spinning

I recently discovered Namaste Scrapboxes. They are wonderful if you like to tailspin. They come with a video that has suggestions on ways to spinning the dyed locks.




Friday, August 12, 2016

Tailspinning Karakul..lamb

In tailspinning Icelandic is all the rage. I noticed how much this Karakul resembles Icelandic and decided to tailspin it. It is lovely soft lamb Karakul. I love it so much that I am spinning another bobbin.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Coopworth tailspun yarn

I had these lovely Coopworth locks that I tailspun. They were easy to work with.




Saturday, June 18, 2016

Different types of locks for tailspinning

There are many breeds that you can tail spin. People often think of just Wensleydale and Teeswater. These are lovely to spin but check out this







Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spiral plied supercoiled corespun yarn

Spiral plying supercoiled yarn gives you great texture...bubble yarn or ric rac



Thursday, April 14, 2016


If you are having a hard time spinning a thick single to make a supercoil. Try using some of your corespun yarn. Corespun can be spun thick just by using a thick core, like mohair. Then you can easily supercoil this.

Some of my corespun supercooled.




Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tailspinning Cotswold locks

Tailspinning. You can tailspin many different types of fleeces.

Cotswold locks



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Beehives in corespun yarn

Corespinning art yarn.

It is great fun to spin beehives and locks into your corespun yarn, If you are just learning to add beehives try using fiber from your batt, or matching fiber, your mistakes won't show.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016



Easter spinning. When the candy is gone spin the Easter grass!



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Back to weaving

It's been a long time.. But I have been busy playing on my looms. This one is almost done




Monday, February 29, 2016

Tom Knisely Rug Weaving Class

I took a weaving class taught by Tom Knisely in October of 2015. It was a class on rug weaving. I had a great time. The threading for the warp used a rose path threading sequence. It was fun to see all of the different designs you can get with that sequence. Rosepath sampler photo



Sunday, January 10, 2016

Whole foods plant based living

This post is not about fiber arts but something I want to share with everyone.

One of the many emails I get contained a link to a web site that I feel blessed to know about.

It is http://

The site contains a lot of information about food and it's positive and negative affects on humans. Dr. Greger is all about the science and if new science proves the old science wrong.. He will try to let you know. There are no hidden agendas on this site, just healthy living for all.

His book is fantastic but if you cannot afford it a lot of the information is on the web site in video and articles for all. He has a free email list that gives you a weekly article or video on nutrition. It is a great way to start.

What a gift for all humans.