Category: spinning

Spindle Gallery :: KCL Woods Spindle ::

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a picture of a spindle from my collection. Here comes a particularly fancy exemplar of the drop spindle species. Whorl: Mesquite Whorl with Russian Laquered Brooch, 7.5 cm in diameter Shaft: Purpleheart, 27 cm Weight: 33 g Maker: Ken Ledbetter from KCL Woods Fiber: hand-dyed BFL batt by Read More

Ishbel – From Fiber to Shawl

It’s not as if I wouldn’t own a sizable stash of yarn and fiber to choose from. How does one choose fiber for the next project anyway? Well, this nice and soft Merino/Nylon top in the tempting colorway ‚Magnolia‘ was calling to be spun as soon I had opened the parcel it came in from Read More

From Fiber to Yarn :: Corriedale Combed Top ::

It’s been on my Spindlewood Mini spindle for a while now but today the second skein finally got finished. Sunset Fibers‘ combed top has been spun and plied on the fly to preserve the lovely color sequence. I intend to knit this yarn into a pair of socks to see how well hand-spun yarn holds Read More

Spindle Gallery: Grafton Swan Midi

Whorl: Laminated wood, Winter Sky Whorl diameter: 6.5 cm Length: 23 cm Weight: 28 g Length: 28 cm Maker: Tom Diak of Grafton Fibers Fiber: Falkland wool top hand-dyed by FeltStudioUK Comment: Wonderful colors and a very smooth, graceful shape. Can’t say much about its spinning abilities since I haven’t really had the chance to Read More

Spindle Gallery :: Jenkins Turkish Delight ::

Whorl: Osage Orange Whorl diameter: In this case wing span 9 cm Length: 14cm Weight: 24 g Length: 28 cm Maker: Ed Jenkins of Jenkins Woodworking Fiber: Merino/Mohair 50/50 Comment: This is such a pretty little thing and it spins so very well. Absolutely fabulous craftsmanship, too. I’ll have to get a large one in Read More

Fiber to Yarn :: FatCatKnits ZigZag ::

Color | Farbe: in ZigZag colorway, violet, pink, magenta, orange, rust Tools | Werkzeuge: Spun on Bosworth Midi drop spindle, plied on wheel Prep | Vorbereitung: some predrafting, wound into Andean bracelet and plied from both ends | etwas ausgezogen vorm Spinnen, von beiden Enden gezwirnt mittels „Andean bracelet“ Comment | Kommentar: FatCatKnits colorways are Read More

Spindle Gallery :: Spindlewood Square Mini and Wooly Designs ‚Flowers‘ ::

These two beautiful spindles were both custom orders. The square spindle comes from Steve and Connie at Spindlewood Co. and is made out of Holly, which has a very pale coloration with little to no grain markings. It’s also a very light-weight wood. The pale whorl is complimented nicely be the Walnut shaft. I turned Read More

From Fiber to Yarn :: Strawberry Field ::

Fiber | Faser: Strawberry Field , carded batts from Fiber Monster; Merino wool, a bit of sparkle; 2 skeins à 1.5 oz (120m/75g) Color | Farbe: red, salmon, fuchsia, white | rot, magenta, lachs, weiß Tools | Werkzeuge: Spun on Greensleeves drop spindle, plied on wheel | Gesponnen auf Greensleeves Spindel, gezwirnt am Rad Prep Read More


pil·low Pronunciation: \?pi-(?)l?\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English pilwe, from Old English pyle (akin to Old High German pfuliwi), from Latin pulvinus Date: before 12th century 1 a: a support for the head of a reclining person ; especially : one consisting of a cloth bag filled with feathers, down, sponge rubber, or plastic fiber Read More

From Fiber to Yarn :: Pink Lady ::

Fiber | Faser: Pink Lady, carded batts from Fiber Monster; Colonial Wool, Tencel, a bit of Sparkle; 2 skeins à 1.5 oz (320m/80g) Color | Farbe: green, purple, pink | grün, lila, rosa Tools | Werkzeuge: Spun on Forrester Linum Light drop spindle, plied on wheel | Gesponnen auf Forrester Linum Light Spindel, gezwirnt am Read More

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