Craftsy: A Fun Place to Learn Crafting

Notebooks, pens, crochet hooks
Taking notes from my educational weekend

How was your weekend?  Mine was educational.  I streamed Craftsy classes during one of its free weekends.  It’s a great way to get tips and tricks on a large variety of crafts from baking to quilting to painting, and or course, crochet and spinning.  There are paid courses, but I found several free ones too.  Craftsy is so much more that just online classes for crafting students though.

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Fractal Spinning a Bluefaced Leicester Braid

For my first “What’s on my Bobbin?”, I would like to introduce you to my half-finished Fractal Spinning a Bluefaced Leicester Braid.  Because I only have four bobbins for my Louet S17, my spinning projects should be fairly easy to have a “Finished Project Follow Up” blog post written for them.

BFL Fractal
This is the second half of the BFL Fractal Spin I am currently doing.

I really wish I could remember exactly which booth I bought this fiber from.  I really do.  But that day at New Jersey Sheep and Wool was such a blur.  It was my first time there as a spinner looking for fiber and I was so overwhelmed.  I tried my best to grab business cards and keep receipts with the fiber, but I failed for this braid.  At the very least I am sure that it is a Bluefaced Leicester because I clearly remember the sign above the display. Continue reading “Fractal Spinning a Bluefaced Leicester Braid”

Future Plans for My Website

After some well needed time alone, I am looking forward to bringing you some exciting future plans for my website.  It has been a long time coming and I am ready to begin this new adventure!

A Taste of Yarn
This is a small collection of my yarns (handspun and commercial) and the projects I am crocheting.

I’ve been trying to find a way to bring my love of crochet to others. In-person teaching has been a good way to start, but I feel that something is missing in a two hour class. Learning the very basic chain stitch is not easy for someone who has never touched a hook. The beginner is concentrating so hard on one or two steps that they can’t process the rest of the entire dance.

 

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From Fiber to Yarn and Then Finally to Cowl: Spinning for a Complete Project

Batt and skein
The second batt I need to spin and the remaining yarn from the first batt

I started a new venture this past fall.  It’s something I never imagined myself doing.  I’ve always been content to just grab yarn off the store shelves, not worrying about anything other than how soft it felt or what color it was.  That all changed when I took a spinning class at a local yarn shop.

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