Category Archives: Show & Tell

Skirting a Fleece

Although we discussed skirting briefly in this post, I thought it would be beneficial to go into more depth.  Skirting is one of those processes that is sometimes misunderstood.  In some ways, it sounds straight forward and in other ways it isn’t.  Skirting is the process of removing the outer edges of the fleece and

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Home for the Holiday

Cheeky title aside, Holiday is the name of a Corriedale ewe whose story I have been following over the last year.  Last weekend, I visited Wildflower Acres, to see Holiday’s flock and meet with her owner Joanna Mohn. Joanna has been raising colored and white Corriedale sheep for over a decade with a focus on genetics

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Ply Away 3 in One Week

One week until Ply Away 3! Ply Away is an annual fiber conference put on by Ply Magazine in Kansas City, MO.  With a brilliant roster of teachers and an incredible marketplace, Ply Away has quickly become one of the notable fiber events in the United States.  I count myself lucky to have the opportunity to

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Show & Tell: Fractal Scarf

Spinning a fractal yarn is a great way to handle colors for a softer, self-striping pattern that carries all of your fiber’s colors throughout the project.  A fractal in mathematics is very precise, but the term is applied very loosely to the spinning concept.  It simply describes a way to divide an individual fiber top

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Cocktails and Spinning Lessons

My husband, reiner72, is a miniature model painter on Twitch.  He uses an airbrush and traditional brushes to paint very tiny models, primarily for the game Warhammer 40k.  To celebrate him hitting 2000 followers, he agreed to learn how to spin on stream and show off his bar tending skills.  He also invited our friend,

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Lock and Load Scarf

This is the Lock and Load scarf. Three-dimensional elements always interest me and I try to include texture and movement into every piece I make.  In this case, I decided I would weave a scarf using dyed, unprocessed Teeswater locks. I had some neon yellow handspun singles sitting in my closet.  I had put them into

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