I mentioned in my previous post that I have been on a mission to make a yarn swift like the one I found on Instructables.com, which uses a collapsible wine rack and a lazy Susan. Like this one: After a trip to the flea market, hardware store, and a final stop at Marshalls this week,… Continue reading DIY Yarn Swift Success
My husband, Danny, and I were in the mood for some treasure hunting this weekend. So, Sunday afternoon we made our way over to the Alemany Flea Market to dig through the many wares. My biggest goal at the flea market was to find some supplies to make my own yarn swift like this one… Continue reading The Hunt is On
In my previous post I showed you how I initially prepped a small batch of my CVM/Merino fleece. Now, I will walk you through the next steps I did in processing my wool. I am still a newbie at all this, so some steps I may adjust in the future, depending on what wool I… Continue reading Go, Go, Power Scour
Alrighty. Since that mountain of raw wool fleece in my closet isn’t going to process itself I decided last week to best get working. A few folks have asked how I am storing the fleeces until I get to processing/spinning/crafting with them. Right now, they are in giant vacuum Ziploc bags. I know that I… Continue reading A Chick Who Flicks
The Vega beret was my first project using my new Chiaogoo interchangeable circular needles set that my husband gave me for Christmas/my Birthday. (Um, I maaay have given him a few hints.) I am really not a big fan of short needles, so last year I researched for a kit with needles at least 5… Continue reading I Dunno, What’s Chiaogoo with You?
It rained quite a bit this weekend in the Bay Area. (Lord knows we really need the it.) So, the North Bay was very soggy on Saturday, but my husband managed to get us out to Bodega in the morning and back in the evening without running into any traffic or major street flooding. HURRAY.… Continue reading Shibori & Natural Dye Workshop
I’m heading back up to Bodega today for a shibori and natural dyes workshop at the Hand-Made Studio. To prep, last Saturday I did some shopping with my husband to find 100% wool or cotton white/undyed items to dye during class or to practice on at home afterward. I’m happy to say that I got… Continue reading Prepare to Dye…S