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So, in between finishing up custom orders, washing, dyeing or spinning wool, I’ve been busily creating a collection of cradle/play purses just for you & your littles!  They are all hand knit with my hand spun and dyed wool. These are perfect for taking along for quiet play anywhere or anytime.  They’re luscious chocolate & […]

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Lately, when I haven’t been washing, dyeing or spinning wool, I’ve been busily creating a collection of cradle/play purses just for you!  Here is first group, in the 1st edition.  They’re luscious chocolate (other flavors to come!) with various types of icing.  One even has sprinkles! They are all hand knit with my hand spun […]

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One Never Designs or Creates in a Bubble – Unique Creativity, Plagurism, Imitation or Downright Stealing?

May 10, 2012
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An intriguing Facebook post by the lovely Donna Druchunas, fabulous knit designer, led me here, to write this post.  🙂  She shared her thoughts on the creative process and the myth of originality.  Her words are succinct & mirrored much of my own thoughts on the subject over years… As a child & teen, I […]

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A Few Preview Pictures of Upcoming Yarns

February 25, 2012
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I’ve been hard at work, washing, dyeing & prepping fleece to spin into new yarns for my shop.  I’m in love with creating special & unique yarns designed for you to create something beautiful!  These yarns are perfect for doll hair, plushies and other toys, as well as clothing and accessories. Also, if you’re a […]

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Wensleydale Locks Freshly Spun & Plied with Silk

February 11, 2012

I finished the first sample with the Wensleydale locks I dyed for my new color palette.  I also dyed silk fiber with the same palette and spun a single to ply with the Wensleydale.  The picture shows the silk a bit lighter than in real life.  I’ll continue to tweak, as usual, but plan to […]

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Greener Shades 1st Dye Experiment Skein

February 7, 2012

I took some photos of the skein I spun from one of the rovings from the 1st Greener Shades experiment.  I think the colors look a tad darker in person, but the photo on my screen looks pretty accurate. The single was Navajo plied so I could see the colors without too much barber pole […]

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I’m Dyeing to Give an Update on My Colorway Experiments

February 6, 2012

Well, I dyed some Wensleydale lamb fleece with some of the same colors I used on the roving.  They turned out very well, compared the pictures I was drawing colors from.  The only exception is the orange on the upper right.  It is not supposed to be orange!  It was intended to be a golden, […]

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I’m Mixing Greener Shades Dyes to Design Colorways

February 3, 2012

Thanks to SpinnyBuns over at Ravelry, I’m using a new technique to combine my Greener Shades dyes to put together specific colorways I want for this year & the coming year.  I love this little tutorial, downloadable on Ravelry. So, I used some pics that inspired me with color,  as a starting point for some […]

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Watch a Lamb Shearing & Learn How to Skirt A Fleece

January 28, 2012

What a great video!  For those wool & sheep lovers ( like me), you’ll like seeing Betty the Lamb being sheared.  I really should be working on something else, instead of watching this.  🙂  I’ve got lots of fiber to dye & spin before I re-launch my shop in February.  Yippee! Battenkill Fibers: Shearing and […]

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World’s Smallest Knitting Project?

October 16, 2011

I’m not sure, but this might be the smallest or one of the smallest knitting projects ever.  What do you think?  I ♥ teeny, tiny things…   Here’s the making of this film, in case you’re interested.  🙂

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