This is the end…

…of my natural dying experiment with logwood. I put the yarn in a jar together with some logwood and lac dye and let it sit on my balcony for two months. Yesterday I took it out. It was a little smelly – nothing really bad, but like rotten smoked wood. While rinsing it I noticed…

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Handspun Sockyarn Experiment

Things are not always working the way they where supposed to and not always in the way we like. But there’s no need to cancel planned projects because of that, so here is my very first attempt of handspun sock yarn. I wanted to make it as sturdy as possible and I think I have…

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New stuff to feed the dye pot and the wheel…

Got new materials today. I’m knitting tubes and preparing skeins for dyeing the whole afternoon already. Imgine how squishy a merino-alpaca-silk-milk fibre blend is! I can’t wait to start spinning. Also got some pure milk fibre, grey merino, alpaca, and a nice BFL-milk fibre blend. Apart from spinning fibre I also got some mordant and…

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Snow White

It’s amazing how the look of the Snow White colourways changed after I re-skeined them. But of course they are still the same and I still like them a lot. 🙂     

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Once upon a time…

„Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes were falling like feathers from heaven, a queen sat sewing at her window, which had a frame of black ebony wood. As she sewed she looked up at the snow and pricked her finger with her needle. Three drops of blood fell into the snow. The…

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Some Cotton Candy…

… spinning in-between. Last weekend I carded some blue and pink leftovers together with a bit of lurex to see how it looks like when it’s spun. Like it a lot and will try to reproduce that. It’s going to be a simple 2ply in the end.  

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New project for a new month…

Today while playing with yarn suddenly out of the blue an idea for a new design project struck me. I’m quite excited and can’t wait to develop this project further…

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Erster Eintrag!

Das ist mein erster Blog post! Mögen in Zukunft noch viele folgen – zumindest ist das mein Plan, versprochen!

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