Quillin Weaving

A blog about spinning, dyeing and fiber related things.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays

Can it really be 74 outside on this first day of winter? We have had the most beautiful weather this fall. Perfect for spinning and dyeing wool - even better for knitting.

This week the Farmer's Market will be held on Friday December 24 from 9am to 1:30pm since Saturday is the Big Day.

Solstice Blessings to you all.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thanks to everyone who asked about how I've been doing this week. Much better. There is even new core spun on the big Ashford wheel right now.
This core spinning is kind of addictive. The colors are mixed on a large drum carder then spun with locks of mohair and coopworth wool with some angelina thrown in for sparkle. I'll have these at the market on Saturday so please come by and say hello if you are there.

Also a reminder that the Farmer's Market will hold a special Christmas Eve market on Dec 24 from 9-1:30 in case you need any last minute gifts.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Just to let you know I will not be at the market this week due to a hand injury. Hopefully back on Dec 18.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

New Yarns

Core spun yarn! I've been playing this week in between special orders and this core spun is the result. The skeins are huge well over 100 yards and surely enough to make a scarf or trim that special project. Have you tried the huge knitting needles in size 33 or even 50? They are wonderful to show off this kind of yarn and make the project knit up very quickly. Hint: you can order the needles from Amazon for less than $10. There is a lot going on around the Market on Saturday's this time of year with people looking for that one particular Christmas gift. This Friday is the December Ramble at the Galleries downtown and the city is also hosting a Winter Wonderland where the Market usually is. Come have spiced cider and cookies with us. See you there.