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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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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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Fleece Washing 101
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Ok, I know I’ve been absent for a really long time. It was mainly due to a horrendous study schedule, exams and whatnot, but now that I’ve officially finished college I’m BAAAAACK!!! So I thought I’d kick off the summer in style and cover one of the most mundane jobs that we spinners either love or hate, washing a fleece. A few of my...

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Its arrived…Whoop!
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Photographs of drumcarder taken courtesy of Carwyn Lloyd Jones  – http://www.carwynlloydjones.co.uk/ As you can see from my recent lack of posting, you can assume that my first tour- de fleece has pretty much sucked!! I haven’t really been able to make time to spin 🙁 which makes me a little sad, but happy as I get to spend time down the beach with hub messing...

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Little Batty Muse
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Back in April I mentioned that I made the journey to Wonder-wool with my mate Alison. What I didn’t mention was that as well acquired Wonder-wool plunder, Alison also gifted to me some of her de-stash which, included various fibers and hand-carded batts. Now when it comes to batts and fiber prep its hard to compare Alison to anyone so i’ll try to describe...

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Let the De- Gumming commence!!
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I don’t know what it is about Bank holidays, but I always feel a need to do something completely random. In today’s case because I know I have tomorrow off I decided to try my hand at de- gumming some silk cocoons that I’d recently bought on Ebay. I’ve never actually done this before, but after buying some hand dyed degummed cocoons at Wonderwool...

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