Tag: spinning

History Makers: The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters

This past spring, I took a class at Tolt Yarn and Wool with Sylvia Olsen on making a Salish knitted cap. The class was inspiring and just when you thought all knitting was the same, think again. ¬†Knitting in the technique of the Salish…

History Makers: Lois Swales

If you are a spinner that uses a spindle, I bet you will enjoy this video I am sharing from YouTube of Lois Swales, of the Missing Spindle blog. ¬†She has a keen interest in the history of spindles and I have enjoyed learning…

#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @shoelaceswitcher

This week’s spotlight is on Alicia, @shoelaceswitcher: Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Alicia: It’s hard to narrow down a favorite, but the first fiber I ever felt truly comfortable drafting was BFL. It combines the best traits of longwools (long, silky fibers) with the…

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