Category Archives: Tips

Yarn Garden

While I will admit, I’ve taken mine in the direction of fancy, a fiber garden doesn’t require a lot of space. And it doesn’t have to adhere to a grid layout. In fact, my standard advice applies here. Experiment. I live in zone 6 and in my garden I’ve got cotton, flax, madder, onion, turmeric,

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Troubleshooting Scouring

Many of us have taken the leap. We’ve dug deeper than dyed roving. We’ve tackled fleece in its own element. We’ve faced a raw fleece and lived to tell about it. Scouring raw fleece can be rewarding. Many of the unique breeds available to us are only available as fleece. Fleece with unique qualities often

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Color Inspirations

Looking for some color inspiration for your fiber? Try one of these color apps. Yes, I know there are a ton of great apps out there. These are a few of my favorites. CANVA Canva is a multi-faceted tool that allows you to design professional-looking documents, logos and infographics. It also has a nice palette

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Happy End of Tour de Fleece!

Can you believe that the tour is already over?  Well, until next year, at least!  Now comes the really difficult part of the tour, though.  You’ve spun up many beautiful yarns (of course), so finish up your last project and set your wheel or spindle aside.  Let’s use up some of that yarn before it

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The Trick to Cabled Yarns

Cabled yarns are a fantastic addition to your spinning repertoire.  A cabled yarn contains at least four singles plied with multiple layers of ply.  An example would be if you spun a two-ply yarn and plied it in the opposite direction with another two-ply yarn.  A cabled yarn could include multiple layers of twist.  You

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TdF: Stay Motivated, Don’t Destroy Yourself

Happy Monday!  One more week of Tour de Fleece left and I wanted to put out a gentle reminder.  Slogging through the last week can really test a spinner’s endurance.  A good challenge can help develop a spinner’s skills.  Sadly, it can also end up being demotivational depending on how it is approached.  Here are

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