Long time no see, friends! I’ve updated the shop with two mega-skeins of handspun BFL wool. Hope you like them!
I’m a huge fan of the Fuck This Knit podcast, so I sent the hosts some of my handspun. They opened the package on air in the new episode, #49, and they loved it! I’m delighted that they’re so happy with my gift. Check out the episode for a limited-time coupon code!
Now you can get regular first-class mail for international shipping. Before it was Priority Mail only. I have fixed that (I wasn’t aware it needed fixing until just now) so my apologies. Happy shopping!
My nephew and I had a table at a small business fair tonight. I sold handspun yarn, handknits, and a few handwoven pieces. My friend Cynthia from Industrial Theory Photography took pictures.
We had a great time, and it might be fun to do it again one day. (The hats and scarves you see in the photos will be available in the shop by this weekend. All of them were handknit or handwoven by me.)
I’m taking commissions for handspun again. Right now I’m working on six skeins of merino for someone I met on Ravelry.
I’ll be posting a shop update later this week, by the way. I have a few new skeins of fingering, sport, and worsted weight, all currently drying in my laundry room. Once they’re dry I’ll photograph them and post them to the shop. Stay tuned!
20% off until Dec. 15, 2018. I have some new stuff in the shop, including some lovely gradients.
Updated May 21st, 2021
I thought I’d do a post about the tools I use to make things for both myself and the shop. (Product photos are from the manufacturers, as I can’t take a good picture of some of these.)
My spinning wheel is an original Ashford Joy single treadle, made sometime before 2002. It’s a travel wheel that folds up and weighs about 11 pounds, if I remember correctly.
Instead of the original flyer, I use a Woolee Winder. Its bobbins are much larger than the Joy’s, and it takes up the yarn without me having to stop to change hooks. It looks similar to this:
For weaving, I have several looms. Some see more use than others.
For cloth, the Louet Erica 50cm with 4 shafts:
And a Schacht Cricket 10″:
For inkle and card-woven bands, two looms from Windhaven Fiber and Tools: the Mandolin (which is pretty small)…
and the Harpsichord, which is enormous and can do an 18 foot band.
The difference between the Windhaven pics and my looms is that I had them made left-handed. So much easier to use for me!
My poor, neglected XL tapestry loom from Funum Studio.
I do, however, use my smaller tapestry looms quite a bit. I have the Tiny and Intermediate looms by Hokett, which both look like this (but in different sizes and woods):
Most of my knitting is done with Chiaogoo Twist (bamboo) interchangeable sets. I own both the 4″ and 5″ tips.
That covers all the big stuff. I have a swift and ball winder, a skeinwinder, and a billion knitting notions…