Tag: spindles

Baumwolle spinnen lernen auf der Tahkli Spindel

Spinning :: Baumwolle spinnen lernen ::

Ich habe mal überlegt, wann ich eigentlich zum Wolle spinnen gekommen bin. So ganz sicher bin ich nicht, aber es ist über 10 Jahre her. Angefangen habe ich mit einem Starterset von Rudi Künzl, bestehend aus einer Spindel und 100 g kardierter Wolle. Ich habe diverse Wollsorten zu dickeren und dünneren Fäden versponnen, auf diversen Spindeln, Read More

Glindle Spindle

I’ve been lusting after one of those special support spindles made by Bristlecone over at ArtFibre. He calls them Glindles – a composition of ‚glass‘ and ’spindle‘, I suppose. I asked for a custom spindle with a glass bead that’s got some magenta or pink in there. Obviously the posed quite the challenge for Chris. Read More

On a spinning kick

As far as craft hobbies go I always seem to be on one kick or another. Probably mostly because while I might have time to extensively knit I wouldn’t man  age to do large crochet stuff on top of that AND spinning yarn at the same time. Days with 24 hours only and all that 😉 Read More

Spindle Gallery :: Bosworth Midi Dogwood/Cochin Rosewood ::

Back in 2005 I bought a Bosworth Moosie. The whorl is Moose antler. Very lovely, very rare, very exclusive and today at a price where I might hesitate to buy one. A while ago I realized that the shaft on my Moosie spindle was split right where the hook sat. The Bosworths kindly offered to Read More

The Art of Letting Go or How to Master Russian Lace Spindles

Spring is slowly making an appearance in our neck of the woods. Very slowly indeed. After a few days of sunny weather and 8°C we’re back in the below zero region but thankfully no more snow on the ground. Still a bit of snow in the air and the occasional sleet shower though. Somehow winter Read More

Sunkissed – From Fiber to Yarn

Snow, snow and look! More snow. Still perfect weather for spinning, knitting and keeping warm next to the heater. Here's some yarn that got finished last week. I'm calling it 'Sunkissed' because someone on Ravelry commented it reminded her of well planted garden with all the flowers in bloom on a bright sunny day in Read More

From Fiber to Shawl :: Bewitched Citron ::

This little shawl is obviously the most knitted project from the newest Knitty issue. As of today Ravelry lists 379 projects and counting. When I first browsed this issue it was this pattern that instantly caught my eyes. And I was totally set to knit it in the original yarn – Malabrigo Lace Merino. Alas, Read More

Spindle Gallery :: Three Little Bossies ::

This set of three little Bosworth spindles arrived back in October. All three are absolutely perfect spinners, which was no big surprise. They are Bosworths after all. Whorl: Walnut, 2″ in diameter Shaft: Birch, 9″ long Weight: 18 g Whorl: Morado, 2″ in diameter, narrow Shaft: Morado, 9″ long Weight: 20 g Whorl: Pau Amarillo, 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

Just some hand-spindled bits

Am Wochenende habe ich wieder mal ein bißchen gespindlet und herausgekommen sind diese zwei Mini-Stränge (je 25 g). Das blaue ist Schottische Multicolor und das rot-violette ist das Kool-Aid-gefärbte Kardenband. This weekend I managed to spindle a bit and the outcome are those two cute little skeins (0.75 oz). The blue yarn is ‚Schottische Multicolor‘ Read More

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