Fresh from the dye pot this week: Ash, Constellations (shibori resist dyed so you get little “stars” in your work), Winterberries II, and introducing Sister Skeins in Deadly Nightshade colorway. One skein is dipped an extra time in the kettle so the user can create subtle stripes of any size

New in the shop: Frosted Winterberry Semi Solid on gray and Feathers and Sky 7 Color Gradient - on Classic Fox worsted.(Golly, I was so tempted to keep the winterberry - but I can dye it again later and I will only snitch a skein if I’ve finished a project.)

Gradient Bulky Yarn Spinning

I did a gradient bulky test as prep for the November “A Spinner’s Study” Bulky challenge. It worked out in a way I liked, so here’s my notes if you’d like to try it too. This method involves plying from a center pull ball (because I hate yarn waste). How to spin a gradient yarn … Continue reading Gradient Bulky Yarn Spinning

Ending the Year with Fun: Spinning and Needle Making

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope that 2012 was a good year for you and that you made many wonderful projects!Spinning and needle making were the two projects that I did as the year came to a close.I finished the spinning for fractally spinning the scrumptious Frabjous Fibers Polwarth Top in the #250 … Continue reading Ending the Year with Fun: Spinning and Needle Making