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I’ve been working on the new things, and they are successfully finished and in the shop – you can now get a sample package of the carded wools as well as a sample package of the washed wool to prep … Continue reading

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I spent yesterday doing research stuff in the library, and today is earmarked for getting things finished – things like getting the fibre sample packs into the shop. This is how the almost-done stage of that task is looking: A … Continue reading

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I have bags! Paper bags! They are white. They are cheap. They are flimsy. They are not very large… and they come in large quantities only. Those large quantities are subdivided into packs of 100 each, neatly threaded onto a … Continue reading

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One of the recurring questions about my spindle sticks, especially from modern spinners, is “Why don’t they have a hook?” followed by “why don’t they have a notch?” and “how do you fix the yarn without hook or notch?” Finds … Continue reading

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Sometimes, things change unexpectedly, and while that can be a nuisance, it’s somehow also an opportunity. Or at least t can be seen as such. And something like that happened semi-recently, when my woodcrafter, who has been quick and friendly … Continue reading

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You remember that ridiculously large package of wool I sent away recently? It has returned from its adventures… looking still very large, and slightly (ahem, well, maybe more than slightly) battered. And it contained wool, beautifully combed into top. Lots … Continue reading

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It’s busy bustling around here, both with my fingers on the keyboard, with more ETF website work (almost done far enough to launch, though!) and other kinds of bustling. Kinds that have resulted in something like a wool explosion in … Continue reading

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