Category: instagram spinners

December 2018 Challenge

Well, HoHoHo, December has arrived. We’ve been spinning all year, so I decided we needed to end the year with an easy, fun spinning/knitting challenge over on Instagram. Here’s what to do: Stash dive for about 100 grams of fiber or use up a…

Breed Study Conservation List

A while back, one of the lovely spinners on Instagram asked if within the breed study we could focus on conservation listed wool breeds.  I thought that was an excellent idea. So, I made an executive decision (laughing, because how executive can you get…

#campspin15 videos

I’ve been busy with the very first #campspin15, held August 4 – 8, 2018.   This was a virtual camp for spinners on Instagram.  I think it may have been a success. Here are a majority of the videos I created for and from posts…

Wool sparks my heart!

As a spinner, there is really no limitation to the craft or how far we can take it. Everyone has an interest that seeks a spark within our hearts, wanting to gleam more and more of what gives us that feeling of “happy.” For…

#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @mmbmeek

This week’s spotlight is on Melanie, @mmbmeek: Q. Favorite fiber to spin?     Melanie: Whatever fiber I’m currently spinning!   But I do love targhee–it’s got such a plump and velvety finish.  I’ve also been spinning a camel/merino/silk blend that’s to die for….

#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @theas_knitting

This week’s spotlight is on Thea, @theas_knitting: Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Thea: I’m kind of new to spinning. I started last September, so I haven’t tried that much yet. But so far my favorites are Malabrigo fiber and Vivid Yarn Studios fiber with…

#spin15in15 Spinner Spotlight: @twinsetellen

This week’s spotlight is on Ellen, @twinsetellen: Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Ellen: I love so many, but am drawn to breeds with good crimp though not necessarily super-crimpy breeds. Spinning a Corriedale or a Columbia fleece is lovely, easy to spin woolen (see…

#spin15in15 Spinner Spotlight: @siobhanscrafts

This week’s spotlight is on Siobhan, @siobhanscrafts: Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Siobhan: Super-wash Merino use to be my favourite fiber for spinning until I bought my first huacaya alpaca fleece! It is super soft and fluffy, cards beautifully and spins like a dream…

#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @keninmaine

This week’s spotlight is on Ken, @keninmaine Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Ken: I’d have to say that you just can’t go wrong with BFL or Merino, or blends made with either of these fibers. They both draft so easily and smoothly. I am…

#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @mylovelylins

This week’s spotlight is on Linsey, @mylovelylins   Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Linsey: It changes, but two of my favorites are polwarth (high squish and poof factor) and BFL / Silk.  There are a lot I haven’t tried yet, so I look forward…

#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @ikendras

This week’s spotlight is on Kendra, @ikendras:  Q. Favorite fiber to spin?  Kendra: Alpaca. My sister-in-law has become an alpaca farmer after a number of years as a full time veterinarian and has gifted me with shearings! Q. Do you prefer worsted or woolen methods…

#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @bakewell_hearts

This week’s spotlight is on Melanie, @bakewell_hearts: Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Melanie: Anything. As long as I don’t ever run out of fiber then I’m quite happy spinning. However new to me fleeces and fibers I’ve not spun before are always welcomed challenges….

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