Monthly Archives: September 2010


This is the yarn I was spinning during the Harvest Festival a couple of weekends back. The drop spindle always garners a lot of attention, as people marvel at how I’m able to turn fluffy wool into very fine thread … Continue reading

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A new option for Ottawa locavores: Manotick Village Butcher

One of the biggest adjustments in moving from a good-sized US city to Ottawa was the lack of choices when it came to food, especially animal products. I used to be able to buy all local, free-range (and I mean … Continue reading

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Pinwheel houndstooth scarf

For my second weaving project, I wanted to do something more interesting than plain weave in a single colour. I chose a pinwheel pattern that resembles houndstooth, as it only involves changing colours (i.e., no pick-up sticks). For the warp, … Continue reading

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Spinning accomplishments for this year

I didn’t actually do a lot of spinning or other fibre arts this year. I suffered an overuse injury (computer-related) and had to take several months to rest, so my plans to enter several skeins in competition in 2010 had … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival at Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Following my visit to the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in July, I visited again today for their annual Harvest Festival. A couple of friends from Montreal met me there, where I got to spend lots of time connecting with local fiber … Continue reading

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Stansborough Grey

For a few years I’ve made an effort to work with local fibres as much as possible, buying fleece from local farms more often I order from somewhere outside Ontario/Quebec. Once in a while, though, something comes up that I … Continue reading

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I really loved the photostory of the farm in the newest Twist Collective, everything from the setting to the model to the photography itself. I only just recently realized, however, that it was shot at Roxham Farm, which I visited … Continue reading

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