Jillian’s Spinning: Tour de Fleece and Flannel Shirt
How’s your Tour de Fleece going? I’ve spun about 8 ounces over two days, not a huge amount but not too shabby for me, I tend to be poky.
I have an important PSA (Public Spinning Announcement) for all of you: When using a a control sample yarn, don’t hang it too close to your wheel’s orifice.
Be safe when you’re spinning kids, or you too will be spouting many colorful words.
By now you all know that my Happy Camper Fiber Retreat is coming up in September. I’ll be teaching a class on combining variegated tops, it’s fun and it’s great way to help control a stash that’s mostly different colored 4 oz braids. Rita, who is teaching dyeing at the retreat, and Carla are both dyeing their own versions of a colorway with the same inspiration to be used as the base colorways for my class. The inspiration is Flannel Shirt. Perfect for camp.
Carla shared with me some dyeing process pictures this weekend, have a look:
Do you like it? I do, but then it’s based on a flannel shirt I own!
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com