My little Iceland

From now on a large part of my indoor photographs will be taken on this fragment of the forest’s soul. This beautiful slice of about a hundred-year-old hornbeam was given to me as a gift. I have a strong belief that was an expression of gratitude for my diplomatic withdrawal from men’s plans.

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How to spin milk

– What? How come? Milk? Real one???

Wrinkling me forehead, disbelief and then intense research. That was my first reaction to the news that you can get and spin milk protein fibre. I got surprised equally much a few minutes later when it turned out the fiber is older than me by a couple of generations and was a way to combat shortages during World War II. But let’s start from the very beginning:

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Winter art-yarn impression

I have recently ordered a set of tops of my dreams. Literally. After a period of testing wools coming from different sheep breeds (there was an idea to write a series of posts covering this.. this might be worth rethinking), now the moment came when I want more fun. I have also more trust in my own capabilities, and I feel I can surf on slightly higher waves.

Among blends I wanted to touch and turn into a yarn there was this divine blend of merino wool present here in 3 colors – white, blue and raven and .. a flax. At the end of the braid you can see how beautifuly it distinguishes itself from the smooth woolen fibres.

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Scottish spindle

Some time ago I described here my true Icelandic spindle, now time came for Scotland 🙂 It is Scotland, from where one of the least popular and least known spindles come from. In apparence, it resembles an ordinary piece of wood that hardly can promise anything spectacular.. and you could not be more wrong! Of all the spindles I’ve used, the Scottish ones are the closest of my soul.

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