Tag Archives: Handspun

Spinning Gotland

The December fiber from the Maine Fiber Club was Gotland, from my own hometown of Windham, Maine. Casey describes Gotland like this in her Etsy shop: This Gotland is from The Gray Sheep in Windham, Maine. Gotland is a medium­-fine … Continue reading

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Spinning CVM-Romeldale

October is CVM-Romeldale at the Maine Fiber Club.  This was much more fun for me to process than the Coopworth.  I carded it into pretty rolags.  The one fleece has mostly black/gray, but also some browns and whites. The first … Continue reading

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Spinning Coopworth

The September Fiber in PortFiber’s Maine Fiber Club is Coopworth. I hand combed this fiber after a brief tutorial from Casey.  (Thank you!)  I found that hand combing fibers really hurts my hands.  Not sure if I’m doing something wrong, … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing Results

Here are some final glamour shots of my finished products.  Makes me smile. Romney – before and after Angora – before and after Valley Yarns Northampton – before and after Goldenrod results Coffee results

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Experimenting with natural dyes – Coffee

For my second experiment with natural dyes, I used coffee.  I just saved the grounds from my husband’s french press for a few week (plus I added in a few whole bean just for good measure.) My son enjoyed helping … Continue reading

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