Distaff Spinning

Both flax and hemp are usually sold in roving form or tow, where the flax has been heavily processed into short 2-4 inch lengths. The flax or hemp roving has often been bleached or dyed. This type of flax and hemp are quite easy to spin as a roving, using a short draw. A distaff … Continue reading “Distaff Spinning”

Spin Flora not Fauna

I am very pleased and delighted to hear that my workshop is full for the upcoming AGWSD Summer School 2017. This summer school will be held at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, August 13 – 20, 2017. The Summer School is hosted by the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, UK and is a … Continue reading “Spin Flora not Fauna”

Weaving – Transparency Ornament: aa122498

Handwoven Transparency Christmas Ornament using hemp yarns

Beginner Weaving – Table of Setts

Table of Recommended Setts for Weaving: cotton, linen, silk yarns

Yarn Shops

A handpicked selection of yarn shops