we plucked, we fluffed

do these faces look happy? we were all exhausted by this point, but only in the best possible way! thanks, lexi for an incredibly inspiring and energizing weekend of mad spinning fun!

here are about a million pics (editing is not a skill i possess) and i’ll try my best to explain what’s happening in each:this […]

camp pluckyfluff in brooklyn!

shortly after learning to spin, i discovered the fantasmical lexi aka pluckyfluff. she brings spinning yarn into a whole new dimension, as you can see in these pics. well, for years i have dreamed of attending one of her camps, and this weekend that dream comes true! she is coming to nyc to teach at […]

learn to spin!

next tuesday i will be teaching a hand spinning class at the etsy labs; if you’ve been wanting to learn how to make your very own yarn, come check it out! for some fun visual inspiration and to get you in the mood, take a look at my favorite spinner pluckyfluff…Class: Hand Spinning

Date: July 10th, […]

more etsy classes

i am happy to report that i am now teaching a bunch more classes at the amazing craft paradise known as the etsy labs! there are still spaces left in the beginner crochet class (3 weeks, starting THIS sunday 5/27) if you’d like to learn a new skill this holiday weekend. crochet is so fun […]

steam valley fiber farm

in my post about sheep and wool fest, i promised to tell more about my apprenticeship at steam valley, the farm owned and run by the amazing spinner, dyer, weaver, shepherd, mother, chef and musician, phylleri ball. well, it was summer 2003 when i spent three glorious weeks camping in a tent in the […]

what i brought home

ok, here’s my haul: fiber (upper left) and yarn (lower right) are from steam valley. i gave really close-up pics to show you the delicate intricacies of color, especially in that merino yarn! i always like multi-colored yarns over solids because they keep me excited as i crochet; one solid color can get so boring […]

spinning wool at little cakes

last weekend i taught a workshop in drop spindling at little cakes, because hanna is organizing a project to benefit the woodstock farm animal sanctuary, in which the wool from their sheep will be used to make decorations for the barns and coats for some of the animals. everyone took to spinning quite well and […]

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