Friday, April 30, 2010

onward with project

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

Looking at spinning from a new direction

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

Need to part with these fantastic wheels

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

shetland sheet and guard llamas

More pics of visiting the farm

Visit to the Farm, picking up fleece

Tuesday saw me going to Dallas,Oregon to pick up fleeces at RBV Ranch, visited my friend sherie, got the feed the "girls" and both the girl and boy guard llamas came to get in on the treats, what great fun that.

Trip to the wheel restorers

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.

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