Author Archives: Claire

As Planned – Some Spinning

I have been glued to my spinning wheel this week and the grey fleece (my major project) is nearing the end.  The little sample of white merino is finished, it was difficult to spin due to the short staple length … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Spinning

I watch the Tour de France every year (even though this doping stuff pisses me off and tests my patience) and this year I’ll also be participating in the Tour de FLEECE at the same time!  This is a preview … Continue reading

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Grapevine Tea Towels

Some ‘finished’ photos:   I used a draft called 8 Thread Herringbone from A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Marguerite P. Davison.  I used this draft on the little twill tape I made a few months ago and decided to revisit it on … Continue reading

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Phew! I am sooooo glad that I’ve finished this warp, the problems at the start made it feel like the project was dragging on a little but too long. The problems I was having did go away and the second … Continue reading

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

I want to mark here, the death of my cat Lucy at 16 years of age. I was still at university when I went to the South Hobart Cats Home with my flatmates to pick out a kitten. I wanted … Continue reading

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Screaming Weaving

This was intended to be a quick little towel warp and I wanted to focus on fun stuff like treadle tie ups and adjustments. But with this loom, with this warp, with this project; I had problems with draw in … Continue reading

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