Tag Archives: drop spindle

A New Drop Spindle and the Holiday Card Exchange

In early September I came across the website John Galon Designs. I think I found the link in a spindle group on Facebook but I don’t remember. https://johngalen.com/  He makes beautiful spindles, many from old, timepieces. I didn’t get a … Continue reading

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Natural Wools For a Pod and Weaving

I made another bird pod last week, this time using various natural grey wools. The pictures aren’t the best because when I went to take photos yesterday afternoon, it suddenly went really dark, then we had the most epic hour … Continue reading

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Little Projects

Thanks a lot to Marilyn for filling in for me the other day when I wasn’t well 🙂 It seems like I’ve got a lot of small or half finished projects on the go at the moment. I’ve been collecting … Continue reading

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I am Getting a New Drop Spindle.

There is a lady in my guild, Laurie, that make fabulous resin drop spindles.  I was very tempted at our guild sale to get one but couldn’t decide and most were top whorl. You can see individual pictures on her etsy … Continue reading

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Visit to Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm

Last weekend, I took a little ride to the Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm in Campton Hills, Illinois for their annual Open House and Art Sale. The two day event featured their 30 Suri alpacas and an array of handmade items … Continue reading

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A Busy Week and an Half

I went to a small sale the other weekend. It was at a small pioneer village. http://www.langpioneervillage.ca/ I demonstrated spinning with a drop spindle and sold 10 drop spindle kits. I think I could have sold 10 more if I … Continue reading

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Felt bird houses are coming along and a fun demo.

Slowly the bird houses are coming along. They are now decorated, wet down. They have been rubbed and rolled and stuffed into the tops of pantyhose. They are ready to full. With some luck that will be tomorrows job. Two days … Continue reading

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Threads and Yarns

Around this time last year I was still doing the Take A Stitch Tuesday challenge. I struggled with it, and didn’t always enjoy it, but I did like what I produced when I used some felt offcuts from a piece … Continue reading

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Exhibition and Sale

The guild I belong to, the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild, had its annual exhibition and sale this last weekend. I had a booth selling scarves and wraps and flowers and cuffs and hats etc. The guild does a … Continue reading

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