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.

Control yarn spiraled around working yarn.
Control yarn spiraled around working yarn.

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:

Carla's Flannel Shirt
Carla’s Flannel Shirt

Do you like it? I do, but then it’s based on a flannel shirt I own!


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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

4 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: Tour de Fleece and Flannel Shirt

  1. Karrie

    Spinning is going well I’m a 2oz a day gal. I spin fairly thin. Doesn’t matter how much I get done, just happy spending time behind the wheel:-)

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