My new spinning wheel has caused a bit of a glut of small skeins of hand spun yarn. Checking out some shawl patterns of Ravelry and Instagram I found these two absolute gems for using up small amounts of hand spun yarn.
I hadn’t spun with Shetland Fibre before but had worked with commercially spun Shetland Yarn a great deal over the years. Hand Spun Shetland was a total revelation, light, springy and beautifully soft.
A Range of Hand Dyed Fibre dyed in the Lavender Colourway
I treated myself to selection of different fibres to try out on my new Majacraft Aura spinning wheel.
I decided to use the same Lavender colourway was used across these 6 different fibres and a skein of hand spun thick and thin yarn spun from the Corriedale.
First thoughts on my new Majacraft Aura
Just taken delivery of my first ever brand new spinning wheel, the beautiful hand crafted Majacraft Aura supplied by Ruth at thewheelewe.co.uk
My previous wheel was a very old single treadle Scotch tension Ashford Traditional.
Have just completed the test dyeing of a new Pure Wool Chunky Yarn Two test colour ways now available CHUNKY WOOL SLUB YARN (THICK AND THIN) 100% Wool Hand Dyed 8mm needles tension 10 cm = 11 sts x 14 rows to 10cm 100g hanks approx. 90 metres per 100g Substitute for Colinette One Zero […]
I’ve just complete a spin totalling 600gs of a singles yarn, self striping. I first dyed the 50% merino / 50 % silk fibre in a striped colour pattern. The fibre was then stripped down lengthways to keep the blocks of colour in tact. I pre drafted the fibre so that I would be able […]
The first test of the Bennelong Shawl pattern in now complete.
I’m in the middle of writing a new shawl pattern and was testing out a variety of cast offs to give the correct amount of stretch to the edging. I’ve made a quick video of the cast off I have settled on and it maybe useful if you are looking for a really edge with a lot […]
A new range of Hand Dyed Indigo Yarn. The indigo yarn dyeing process gives the yarn a denim appearance and will wash and wear just like your jeans. The different shades are achieve by repeated trips through the dye vat. After each dipping the yarn looks green but as the yarn is left to dry […]
These wrist warmers are designed to be very simple so its quite easy to adjust the pattern to suit any weight yarn or stitch pattern. Simply cast on enough sts for the tube to fit snugly around your wrist. Ribbed patterns work well as they are designed to be stretchy.