Category Archives: Fiber Preparation

A Busy Guild Social

At my guild, Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ we have a large formal meeting with a program on the first Monday of the month and on all the other Mondays we have a casual social night. bring your wheel or knitting … Continue reading

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Batts and Roving

The last time I did a World of Wool order, I got some Botany Lap Waste. If you’ve not heard of this it’s basically a huge bin they have at WoW, where they put the left over tops from the … Continue reading

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My turn for a Giveaway

I am going to give away some fiber. The winner will get approximately 100gr of one of these multicoloured Merino batts.  I couldn’t decide which one to give away so the winner will get to pick the one they want. All but the … Continue reading

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Knitting and Roving

Last time I did a World of Wool order, I got some ‘Pencil Roving waste’, it’s a the bottom of this page here. I very recently learnt to knit and it is really nice to knit with. I was going … Continue reading

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More Carding and a Surprise.

My friend Mary came over to get some mohair carded. We mixed it with some merino to make it easer for her to spin later.  I have never done mohair before. It was very fluffy. It added a lot of volume … Continue reading

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Prep and Finishing

This last little week hasn’t been a felting week its been a preparation and finishing week with an emphasis on preparation. I carded up all my dyed balls of merino. You can see all my sheep on the top shelf.   I added the … Continue reading

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That Doesn’t Look Like My Old Jeans

A while back I made a note to myself to make paper from and old pair of jeans.  I wanted to play with some fiber in a different way from felting. The first thing I did was to cut the … Continue reading

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