Monday, March 3, 2008

Over the Fold and Through The Wool

I've been really enjoying my drop spindles, now that I don't totally suck at drafting and suspending. I took a great class at KnitOneOne with Brooke from Tactile Fiber Arts Studio and I really do love the "over the fold" technique that I learned. It's so much easier to concentrate on the drafting and not worry about the spindle going out of control and falling. It's a much smoother, controlled process and I'm getting some seriously fine singles.

This lovely fiber here is from Kristine at A Verb For Keeping Warm. It's a wonderful Blue Faced Leicester that is called Magic Bean. It's a green I go weak in the knees for. So weak, that I had to buy more of a related colorway, Magic Blue-Green Bean and another lovely hue, Vermillion.

If you want to get some of this amazing stuff, you can visit her online store or Article Pract in Oakland. I have it on a good authority that AP will also be carrying Tactile Fiber Arts studio fiber (deliciousness!!) and the glorious fiber of Krista of Pigeonroof Studios.


  1. Ok, I literally did not understand ONE WORD of that first paragraph, you spinners and your specialized lingo!! But I am dying for the Pigeonroof Studios you're talking my language, kid!

  2. Mwah! Thanks for the kudos! Can't wait to see your spinning in person.

  3. yah, what's "over the fold"???
    :o) you sounds like such a pro at the spinning now!!! and aw geez that roving is gawwwww-jus.
    heehee. ek.

  4. Lovely spinning! I do so admire people who spin well on drop spindles...because I don't. :)