Tag Archives: hand spun

Free Shawl Patterns

Hand Knitted Lace Shawls

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.

Majacraft Aura Spinning Wheel

Majacraft Aura Hand Spun Yarn

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.

Hand Spun Merino and Silk


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 […]


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