Three and a half years ago, when I started pin loom weaving and subsequently learned to spin yarn, I didn’t know that one day I would arrive at exactly what I hoped to achieve.

These three handspun yarns all have one ply in common; the second ply is different for each.

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Thought it might be fun to show my process. I guess I’ve decided I prefer spinning the singles for the colorful variety of art yarn on a spindle, so that’s what I used. They’ll be plied on the wheel.

Left shows silk hankies (in six colors) spun onto a lightweight spindle.
Right shows multiple colors of wool (mostly Merino) spun on a medium-weight spindle.
The two singles will be plied together.

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Can I start by showing my latest creation?

Monet art journal

It’s been eight years since I made any personal art journals. By make I mean, I cut (or tear) larger sheets of paper into book-sized pages, cut matboard covers and cover them with decorative paper, punch a bajillion holes in the pages and covers (a scary process after all that precise and lovely work), and then bind them with double O binding wires. I’m totally excited to be back in business! Read More →