Friday, April 30, 2010
Almost done spinning the first section of this project. I have carded up two more colors of batts, these next two colors are from the same fleece, it is a blue faced liecester wool that had a nicely varied dye batch. The first section was a border liecester. Very pleased with the color.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Time to get back to spinning, paying specific attention to what I am actually spinning. I have created a lovely variegated set of batts from my 2nds. Border liecester with some 2nd cuts and some vm but a glorious dye batch. A little extra effort and I think I will have something wonderful. I am spinning this on my lithuanian wheel which is pictured here on my blog, it is restored and does spin very nicely. I went to guild last week and realized that my foot flies, small wheel, I guess compared to all the new ones with dt.
So far I have filled ok overfilled one bobbin, it has spun itself up a bit thinner than I think I want, but I like to let the fiber take some direction. NOT claiming to be some fantastic technical spinner. It is making a soft pretty fine yarn. I plan on making is a three ply. I have an intended project that will use some other fleece.
So pics today of what i have done so far with further postings this week on progress.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tough decisions, letting go, I put my Beautiful John Westlake Wheel up for sale last month,it has not sold so back here I go with a price cut, 1800$ for this fantastic wheel. Also see my wonderful easy to use fully restored Lithuanian double drive wheel $525.00, I am also parting with my one of a kind true childs wheel found in the attic of a Dakota farmstead over 30 years ago, it is hand crafted most likely dates from the 1800s, 425.00. A true piece of americana. Also for sale is a very small working wheel made in 1981,125.00, and a toy wheel that I have no idea when it dates from 40$.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday dawned bright and sunny, time to go and pick up my wheel at the restorer, nice drive south I-5 to the brooks exit, where I followed along the road even taking a ferry across the Willamette river to get there, I picked up my repaired and restored Lithuanian wheel. Look at some of my pics of the day.