Browsed by
Tag: rolags

Finishing Up Some Spinning

Finishing Up Some Spinning


In the spring I borrowed a blending board from my friend Carlene. I made rollags at guild social meetings and at demos.

And spinning here and there.

I finally got around to plying them all.

Then I needed to be washed to reset after being tight up in skeins for ages. this is before washing. I spent an evening tying the skeins up so they wouldn’t be a mess after washing.

This is some of them soaking.

And after all the skeins where soaked this it what the water looked like.  I couln’t believe how dirty it was.

then I had to hang them all up to dry. excuse my shower backdrop. we don’t have the new tub surround in yet so it is just orange construction plastic so we can shower.

And the finished yarn. I am making the skeins into center pull balls on my nostepinne. I am mostly done. I am getting better at them.  I didn’t realise how often I do thick and thin yarn until I started winding the balls. It is fun to do.

So thats one thing finished up from 2017 and only 2 days late.  All ready for embellishing some felt.  I hope you all have a fibery new year.




Busy Busy

Busy Busy

Hi folks I am a day late without even knowing it. Things around here have been busy. Saturdays are Farmers Market for us and that means Fridays are baking days; bread, butter tarts, lemon tarts, gingerbread cake, rhubarb cake, chocolate chip cookies, and oatmeal raisin cookies.  And to add to the excitement the chicks and turkeys arrived as well.


The turkeys are a week old when they arrive. we had to add another foot of height to their pen right away to keep then in.

I have managed to do a little bit of fiber. I got a grab bag of wool from world of wool a little while ago. It had this wool in it I think it is called Venus.

I had no idea what I would do with it, It was so bright and the colour changes so short. So I thought well its a good wool to spin with and share spinning with others. Much to my surprise it spun up very nice. The colours blended together to make quite a nice yarn. A friend is going to teach me how to andean ply with it.

I made some more rolags on the blending board I hope they spin up as pretty as they looking in this form.

I am off to have a shower and get on to do some work. Its a good thing the other ladies here and you folks are here to keep me on track or I don’t suppose I would ever get around to blogging and i really enjoy sharing with everyone.