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Merino in the Grease

Merino in the Grease

I have just received a gorgeous Rombouillet Merino fleece, which will make a perfect blending fiber for the llama and alpaca that I spend most of my time working with …for obvious reasons! The Rombouillet has an interesting origin, according to the brief...

How a Spinning Wheel Works

How Does a Spinning Wheel Work? A recent fibre frustration with my old, Spin-Well spinning wheel, brought me back to some basics that I thought worthy of sharing with you here.  I’m not renowned for my patience when it comes to preparing the yarn, I want to get on and...

Socks In The Grease

One of the age old debates amongst spinners is whether is it better to spin in the grease.  It is purely subjective, in my opinion.  If you like feeling the grease on your fingers and you don’t mind cleaning the spinning wheel afterwards, then go ahead and spin in the...

Hooked on Thrumming

A thrum is a wee sprig of roving or carded fibre that can be inserted into crochet or knitting at any point to add bulk or wadding to one side of the work.  This technique is used predominantly in knitted mitts and although I haven’t seen it before, I have...

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