Tuesday, May 28, 2019

May: Off the Spinning Wheel

Two skeins have been finished over the last two weeks: 281 yards of light worsted hand dyed superfine merino /mulberry silk/ baby camel & 135 yards of worsted weight Bluefaced Leicester wool (undyed).

May 24: Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival (and 5 raw fleeces)

I finally got to attend a fiber festival this year--the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in Dickson, TN. I specifically went to look for raw fleeces, and luckily, I found five that I ended up bringing home.

Three of the fleeces were from Jacob-cross sheep (Rhea Range Farm, Middleton, TN) and two were from Shetland Sheep, Eowyn & Macchiato, both from Ballyhoo Farm in Bagdad, KY.

I've started processing one of the Shetland fleeces (Eowyn), so I'm looking forward to spinning it up in the coming weeks.
Back Row: Jacob-Cross Fleeces, Front Row: Macchiato (Shetland) Eowyn (Shetland) and Jacob-Cross

Bottom Left: Macchiato (Shetland), Bottom Right: Eowyn (Shetland)

Macchiato (Shetland) and Eowyn (Shetland) from Ballyhoo Farm (Bagdad, KY)

Eowyn (Shetland) from Ballyhoo Farm (Bagdad, KY)

Eowyn (Shetland) from Ballyhoo Farm (Bagdad, KY)
Jacob-Cross from Rhea Range Farm (Middleton, TN)
Jacob-Cross from Rhea Range Farm (Middleton, TN)

Jacob-Cross from Rhea Range Farm (Middleton, TN)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 18: Houndstooth Weaving Class

On Saturday, students learned to warp their looms and weave in houndstooth pattern. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

June/July 2019 Weaving and Dyeing Class Schedule

All classes take place @ Yarn Boutique of Decatur
Call 256.580.5510 or stop by to register! 

May 12th: Novelty Yarn Scarf using Feza Alp Premier Yarn

Another scarf woven for a shop display @ Yarn Boutique of Decatur using one skein of Feza Alp Premier Yarn

Monday, May 13, 2019

Upcoming Weaving and Dyeing Classes in June/July

All classes take place at Yarn Boutique of Decatur and require pre-registration as space is limited. Call 256.580.5510 or stop by Tuesday-Saturday to register. 

Intermediate weaving class: Clasped Weft design mug rugs

May 4th weaving class pics from Yarn Boutique of Decatur where students learned clasped weft technique. Mug rugs (oversized coasters) were their finished product.