Category Archives: spindle

New classes!

Hey all, I’m thrilled to announce the return of my beginner spinning classes in 2017–check out my Workshops page for more info! As always, I can do private workshops on other topics (or even a private beginners’ classes with you … Continue reading

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Spindle showcase: Enid Ashcroft

I’ve become such a collector of spindles that it seemed appropriate to show them off here, as well as give them a review from the perspective of an experienced spinner. I’ve also been learning a tremendous amount about different types … Continue reading

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Supported spindle in Blue Mahoe (aka, new toy)

              I recently discovered the spindles of Ken and Marilyn Mocker, who run Silly Salmon Designs. I’d never heard of them, but a well placed ad on Etsy (advertising works, yes) caught my eye … Continue reading

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Snow >> ice storm

            It’s snowing in Montreal, which is greatly preferably to being in Toronto, where a massive ice storm has knocked out power and multiple forms of transit. It’s a good time to get some spinning … Continue reading

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Late summer travels

School starts again tomorrow, so I’m glad to have spent the end of my summer relaxing in Montreal. I worked on some embroidery, taught myself how to crochet, and did a lot of lazing around in the parks of the … Continue reading

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Spring spinning

In addition to the aurora batt of the last post, I’m working on a few other spinning projects. I’m trying to branch out this year into less comfortable territory, whether it’s the fibre itself or the technique. In other words, … Continue reading

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Let’s call it a learning experience

I’ve been spending some time working with my Russian-style spindle. The more I use it, the more I like spinning in the supported style. It didn’t take long before I was able to spin a consistent yarn, the key being … Continue reading

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