Category Archives: Spinning

Moving from the Louet Victoria to the Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel

For me spinning isn’t always an at-home activity; between fiber festivals, workshops, spin-in’s, and demo’s, it’s also a mobile event. My first try at a mobile wheel was the Louet Victoria. It’s hard to beat her for mobility. She folds … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Gathering

Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon was just a few weeks ago. I have to say, it was worth every penny and every bit of time. Not only was the fiber festival great, the scenery in Western Oregon can’t be … Continue reading

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Spinning at the Winery

What is more fun than getting together and spinning fiber into yarn…getting together and spinning fiber into yarn at a winery of course! If you are anywhere near Livermore, you’ll definitely want to stop by Retzlaff Vineyards on Saturday, June … Continue reading

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Wool day in San Ramon!

IIf you have some time today, March 4th, stop by and visit the sheep at Forest Home Farm, clean and card some of their wool and make a sheep craft too! A few of us will be there giving weaving and spinning … Continue reading

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Stitches West 2017

While I was only able to go for one day, I packed as much as I could into that one day.  The traffic was…well, Bay Area Traffic on a Friday….grueling. So, that did add four hours to the day.  But … Continue reading

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Spinning Babydoll Wool

I started spinning up the Babydoll wool from MyLittleSheep on Etsy. The wool is prepared beautifully as 1 oz roving rolls. I think I purchased 3 or 4 oz. of wool from a sheep called Jasmine. I’ll definitely buy from … Continue reading

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The Holiday Season

Happy Holidays! The recent Winery Art/Craft fair was a success and I was lucky enough to spend time with some great people. While selling out of a few items is a WONDERFUL thing…I’m again feeling behind trying to re-stock. My … Continue reading

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Join me at Holidays in the Vineyard!

This Saturday is a perfect time to do your holiday shopping and taste some wonderful Livermore wines! I’ll be at Occasio Winery in Livermore with a spinning demonstration; as well as soaps, handspun yard,  lots of crochet scarfs, fingerless gloves, … Continue reading

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Spinning Jacob fiber

After a long day watching my son at his wrestling match, I ended it plying a bit of fiber from Meridian Jacobs. It spun up beautifully. I spun it a little thicker than normal. Which, after spinning thin for so … Continue reading

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Craft Show Prep

Craft show prep work. Soaps drying, spinning some alpaca and some fun Merino Christmas wool. Leaving the Alpaca natural (Natural colors are my favorite) and dyed some of the white Merino red, added some fun Christmas shine. It would be … Continue reading

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