Spinning up a Storm
A documentation of spinning, dyeing and other craft projects.


… I’ve forgotten what this is except for that it is wool from a herd of endangered heritage sheep at Colonial Williamsburg.

… I’ve forgotten what this is except for that it is wool from a herd of endangered heritage sheep at Colonial Williamsburg.


posted 1 year ago with 2 notes
# handspun # my spinning # ill hpdate this once im in the same state as my spinning notes...

Preliminary/bad photo of: 25/74 bison/alpaca blend. 1oz, 2 ply. Yardage: hopefully enough for a hat.

Preliminary/bad photo of: 25/74 bison/alpaca blend. 1oz, 2 ply. Yardage: hopefully enough for a hat.


posted 1 year ago with 3 notes
# my spinning # spinning # bison # alpaca # handspun

70/30 Oatmeal Bluefaced Leicester/Tussah Silk; “Trapeze”
4 oz (still have to determine yardage)

70/30 Oatmeal Bluefaced Leicester/Tussah Silk; “Trapeze”
4 oz (still have to determine yardage)


posted 1 year ago with 2 notes
# my spinning # handspun

8 oz superwash merino -> 466 yards 2 ply
“Locomotive Breath”
The results of this

8 oz superwash merino -> 466 yards 2 ply

“Locomotive Breath”

The results of this


posted 1 year ago with 1 note
# handspun # wool # superwash merino # spinning # my spinning # yarn

8 oz superwash merino

"Locomotive Breath"


posted 2 years ago with 4 notes
# handspun # wool # superwash merino # spinning # yarn # my spinning

The finished results of this dye-experiment roving! I’m really pleased with it! 

The finished results of this dye-experiment roving! I’m really pleased with it! 


posted 2 years ago with 2 notes
# handspun # yarn # chain plying # spinning # my spinning # stash # dye experiment

My first go at chain/navajo plying!  I really really like the results.  This very well be my default playing method from now on.  
I plied the single I spun using this roving. 

My first go at chain/navajo plying!  I really really like the results.  This very well be my default playing method from now on.  

I plied the single I spun using this roving. 


posted 2 years ago with 2 notes
# chain plying # plying # drop spindle # my spinning # spinning # yarn # handspun

This is the spun result of this roving which I dyed a few weeks ago.  

This is the spun result of this roving which I dyed a few weeks ago.  


posted 2 years ago with 11 notes
# handspun # yarn # drop spindle # my spinning # spinning

I bought this lovely black walnut bottom/top whirl spindle at the Farmer’s Market last weekend!  It’s a lot lighter than my other and is a pleasure to spin on! 


posted 2 years ago with 8 notes
# drop spindle # handspun # spinning # my spinning # yarn

This is the result of my latest dyeing experiment.  I’m spinning it now.  At first, I was a tad unsure about the colors, but now they’re really growing on me!  

This is the result of my latest dyeing experiment.  I’m spinning it now.  At first, I was a tad unsure about the colors, but now they’re really growing on me!  


posted 2 years ago with 4 notes
# roving # wool # dye experiment # dye # spinning # my spinning