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Simply Basics: Winding a Center Pull Ball

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Ever wonder how people hand wind such neat looking center pull balls? I wanted to learn to make those perfect little parcels myself and tried doing it around my fingers, but just made a mess.  I recently learned how to wind a center pull ball on a nostepinne – a tool originated in Sweden that makes the process a snap. Nostepinne’s can be as …read more

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Bedazzle your Spinning!

Add beads to your spinning! | SimplyNotable.com

Spinning with beads is such jazzy, dazzling fun. All those pretty glass baubles catching the light and making your handspun extra special! I get that you can string beads onto thread or yarn and ply it with handspun to get the effect, but always wondered how you’d accomplish it with singles. I recently investigated and gave it a trial run. It was …read more

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Be Fearless

Spinning Yarn Fearlessly | SimplyNotable.com

  When it comes to spinning  – experimentation is the rule for me these days. I’ve been taking the time to explore different methods and to play with color. I’ve had some help and inspiration with a new spinning resource: PLY magazine by spinner extraordinaire – Jacey Boggs. This is a compendium of spinning know-how that has sent my little …read more

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Will Spin for Coffee!

Spinning Yarn for Coffee Cozy | SimplyNotable.com

Sometimes I find that spinning an entire braid of fiber becomes a chore and my bobbins fill up with unfinished singles that I’m tired of spinning. At times like these, it’s refreshing to break out my spindles and spin up a small project. A fast little color fix fits my mood this week and I took the opportunity to spin up some yarn for small projects …read more

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Road Cotton

Spin Cotton From the Roadside - so neat!

  Since I returned to my home in Arizona from Greece, I’ve really come to appreciate my home state. True, it’s too hot much of the year, and there’s only a small window of time in which I can enjoy wool hand knits, but the desert is beautiful. I find ways to indulge my passion for knitting and fiber – even in warm country. This is cotton farming …read more

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Hello Dolly

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I recently spent an afternoon with an old friend, someone I’ve known for over 45 years, and gave her a little makeover with a leftover ball of handspun and help from another generous knitter. Poor Dolly had been woefully neglected and forgotten. I found her in the bottom of a box of memorabilia in the back of my closet when doing some spring cleaning …read more

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A Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl

Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl Knitting Pattern

The Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl is a popular free pattern that’s been waiting for my attention for a few years now. I love the feminine, homey stitch pattern that lends itself so well to stripes of coordinating colors and I’ve dreamed it into existence with so many different combinations! This large shawl came to be using a skein of handspun …read more

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Solar Dyed Fiber all Spun Up

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Because it was so fun to spin up my own handdyed fiber, and because I also promised I would share, here’s the Sun Fiber I recently blogged about, dyed in the big Sun Tea jar, now transformed into a beautiful bouncy two ply yarn. From pretty braid: To squishy skein: Although the red dominates – the blending of the other colors …read more

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Wheeee! Navajo Plying on the Wheel

Navajo Plying Yarn on A Spinning Wheel

  I’ve shown before how much I enjoyed the result of Navajo plying on the drop spindle. On the wheel, it’s even more rewarding because in comparison, the process is completed in such a short time. I like the look of Navajo plied yarn – how the colors stay together. I must admit that on the wheel, it does take some coordination and practice! After …read more

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Handspun Oaklet

Handspun Yarn - Oaklet

After the process of dyeing, spinning and plying a selection of fiber, knitting with it is the absolute icing on the cake for me. This lovely lace shawl started life as a 4 oz length of natural BFL and silk roving that Carli dyed for me in her kitchen! I described my goals for the spin last year about this time in my Tour is On post, and showed …read more

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