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Name the chick -The winner
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Ok firstly I just want to thank everyone who entered my name the chick competition and for all the fantastic names that were suggested both for a hen and a rooster. The chicks have grown enormously since my original post back in April, as you can see from the cover picture. Secondly I also have to apologise for this entry being late but as you read...

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Wonderwool 2013
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Wonderwool 2013

Apr 28, 2013 by

Yesterday was that time of the year again… Wonderwool Time!! I was a bit naughty last year and didn’t take any photographs so I didn’t end up blogging about it, I was quite mad at myself. This year however I had a plan, to take my big bulky camera so that it could annoy me in the following ways; Because its huge and bulky...

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Rebekka Leigh Handspun at The Wool Croft
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I’m very excited to announce that some of my yarns are now being stocked at The Wool Croft which is a boutique wool shop in the heart of Abergavenny. I’ve been very busy the past few weeks spinning up a custom order for owner Ginevra Croft, and there are a variety of skeins to choose from. From Art yarns which include ladybird beads, mohair cocoons...

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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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Creative Spinning – with Andrew Johnson.
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I’ve been looking forward to attending this workshop since my friend Kirsten told me about it. I’ve been attending some of the meetings of the Glamorgan Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guild, and when I was told about this workshop I put my name down Immediately. Art Yarn is a personal favourite of mine so the idea of spinning crazy yarns from 10-4 was pure...

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