Category Archives: handspun

Izzy wizzy, let’s get busy

Did you know that there’s a secret manuscript of the Odyssey wherein Circe enchants her wine with the following spell? Izzy wizzy, let’s get busy. Make this wine sweet and fizzy! Most of the past 3 weeks have been spent … Continue reading

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Songs about spinning

Ever since I got my Louet Julia, my spindles have seen little spinning duty. But there’s hardly any point in busting out the wheel for a single rolag…this one courtesy of Deb at my favourite Fondant Fibre. So I’m going … Continue reading

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Twitter

Hello, dear reader. I know that I’ve been posting a lot of art lately. Probably too much art. In fact, it’s definitely too much art, and it makes me wonder at my self-professed label of philistine. Nevertheless, I really wanted … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning

Here’s a little Advent present from the British Library! Clockwise from top right: Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil, Royal 20 C V f. 75 (produced in Paris) Woman carding wool, Royal 10 E IV f. 138 (S. France, possibly Toulouse) Gaia … Continue reading

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Ambitions

I’ve got lots of them! At least woolly ones! Recently while digging through my yarn box I discovered some more UFOs — mittens in handspun Icelandic. I loved this yarn, spun with roving from Peter, Paul and Larry, but I … Continue reading

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Spinning

“I should build you a spinning wheel like this one!” said Odd-Even with suspiciously much enthusiasm. Well, when we move to Venus, I guess just such a spinning wheel might come in handy…but for now I’m happy with my Louet … Continue reading

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Oops, I did it again

My hand slipped on the keyboard and I bought myself some early birthday presents. The more relevant one for this blog is depicted below (the others being a history of clocks and timekeeping and a history of the English country … Continue reading

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