Spinning Fever

Oh I love the sunny weather don’t you? As soon as it’s warm enough I’m outside……..all day, eating, drinking, chatting, relaxing and enjoying the garden!

I might have overdone the sun.

I have spinning fever.

Over the past few days I’ve been spinning some of this gorgeous roving I dyed last week.

Sitting in the garden listening to the birds tweeting, dreamily planning the perfect garden, I’ve been in heaven.

Hands down spinning is one of the most relaxing pastimes ever.

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I decided to Navajo ply to keep the colours clear. I love Navajo plying, and hate it all at the same time. When you first start it’s terrifying, not enough hands, everything moving too fast you know the feeling don’t you. But then a rhythm sets in and the yarn flows, colours appear and blend and sing together and after an hour you have………..


I love it

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So while the sun was shining I dyed some Blue Faced Leicester a vibrant mix of blues and greens set off with some red purple and a tiny bit of orange. So soft and bouncy.

Love it, love it, love it!

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And finally an experiment. The weather was so hot last weekend I thought I’d try solar dying. It worked even better than I expected, a little bundle of Tussah Silk coloured by the power of the sun! I can’t wait to try some more. Come on sunshine stay with us!

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On my wheel I have the rest of this roving which I carded into what I’m calling Bluebell Sunset. Can’t wait to show you how it turns out.


So you can see the fever is strong and shows no sign of abating.

I don’t mind.

I’m having a blast!

Have you got the fever? 





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