Today will be a lot of pictures documenting step-by-step how a piece of stone and wood were turned into a spindle modeled on findings from time of the first settlement in Iceland. The idea to create a spindle myself (and of course with my Arek’s small help) was born a few days ago. While whittlering a wooden spindle is not […]
All my love for history materialised itself for good. Imprisoned at home by weather breakdown I put my spinning wheel in the biggest room. There, in the cold and with insufficient light I took in my hands wool which once passed through fingers of Viking women.
Magic in my workshop continues.. Tempted by a wonderful name “rose fibre” I could not resist and decided that it definitely must appear at my home. Starting from the very beginning – what is this rose fibre? The answer is – nothing else but a cellulose fibre made out of real rose stems 🙂 At […]
When it comes to my spinning preferences , they were clear up to this day – I was making 2 ply and n-ply yarns all the time. Thus I ousted yarn singles from my workshop entirely. Enlightenment came when I got the tops of Wensleydale sheep, or rather sea waves! I made a dye mixture using primary colors to […]
I was tempted to write “Lamia” here (my cat’s name 🙂 ). I shyly cooked in a pot half of my llama wool supplies which was 50 grams. I was too fearful to risk whole lot that I have – the fiber is one of those luxury ones and in luxurious price as well, so.. […]
Since this is my first entry where I’m going to show dyed top, I will try to put here a concise instruction on a dyeing method I know from Monika Kołątaj from our Spinners’ Club (link to her blog is here). To be exact I will add that I used Jacquard acid dyes.
Another beautiful yarn is ready! This time I took a closer look at gray fleece of corriedale sheep – the oldest of all the crossbred breeds. Developed simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand at the end of XIX century as a crosbreed of lincoln or leicester rams and merino ewes and improved later on, corriedale turned out to […]
Thanks to girls from Spinner’s Club and their advice I decided to create my first opposing ply yarn dedicated for socks. Its structure: The yarn consists of 3 singles spun in opposite directions – two of them S spun and one Z spun. At the end I combined all of them by twisting them together in the […]