This post is part of a spin-along through 51 Yarns by Jacey Boggs Faulkner, in the Wool n’ Spinning community. For other posts in this series, check here. If I felt tentative and insecure about the first singles I spun for this study (below at left), I felt much more comfortable with the energized singles … More 17 of 51 Yarns: Energized Singles
I’m casting off! The longboat is packed with provisions, the crew are aboard, the shore is receding… OK enough nonsense, here’s my first yarn! The task for this wool is to go fine. Fine not meaning skinniest yarn, but yarn from the wool with the skinniest individual fibres. What better than to use the finest … More 1 of 51 Yarns: Fine Wool
Have you heard of this book? If you spin yarn, I’d bet an ounce of cashmere that you’ve heard of it. It was published last year by the woman who is right now at the exact centre of the whirling evolution of the yarn-spinning subculture: Jacey Boggs-Faulkner, editor of PLY Magazine. It’s the first book … More 51 Yarns, Here We Come!
My Draper Vest, which I am making out of Leicester Longwool yarn from Underhill Farm, had been humming along nicely. I was through back and fronts, and had a good start on one of the long collar pieces, when I noticed something. I ignored it for a while, but soldiering on couldn’t hide it: my … More Just a Little Swatch: 1×1 Rib in Longwool