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Fun with wool combs
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Last year I managed to find a very reliable source for Jacob fleece. It’s great quality, bred and raised in Wales so what more could I ask for? I have quite a large quantity of fleece and although its all washed its not prepared to my liking for spinning as yet. I’ve been playing around with different fiber prep techniques as there’s lots of brown...

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Cream Tea cowl project, Part 1
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I’ve been toying with the idea of writing some patterns for my hand-spun nothing too intricate, just some simple accessories which don’t require intense concentration to complete. Now to the subject of what accessory to knit first? well considering the bashing that Wales has taken with the crazy weather I think a cowl is called for first. Your probably wondering why I’ve decided to call...

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Ashford Vs Louet Drum Carder..
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I’ve had a chance to think about things over the past few months, mainly about how I can help new spinners with their questions, in particular which wheel? or which Drum Carder? When I was a new  spinner I was blown away by the amount of choice that was available, and when I got my first wheel I didn’t really know what to expect...

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A Lacy Learning Curve
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Back in 2010 I decided that it would be a really good idea to attempt lace knitting. I decided that the Laminaria from Knitty.com by Elizabeth Freeman would be an ideal first project….oops! When i say oops, its not in the sense that the stitches or the pattern was too hard, it was in the sense of when you knit your first lace project...

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Welcome to the Thomas residence
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Yesterday as an early Easter present and in keeping with my mad chicken ways hubby took me to a nearby farm and treated me to an Eggstra special present. Can you guess what it was? No? Well take a look at this picture…. Its one of three sweet little 2 week old Buff Sussex hens that will eventually move into Cluckingham Palace when their...

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