dyeing wool, yarn

Hand-Dyeing Wool with Indigo

Two days ago me and my mom decided to have a "dye day" and use the grown up indigo plants we had in our glasshouse. It was cold and windy, but we had a mission 🙂 First we took the leaves of the plant and tore them into smaller pieces. We put them into a… Continue reading Hand-Dyeing Wool with Indigo

My first bouclé yarn and other spinning adventures
Other, yarn

My First Bouclé And Other Spinning Adventures

I didn't have much time to blog lately. ... Okay, maybe I did, but I couldn't bring myself to write anything. My excuse - I had a lot of stuff going on 🙂 Anyway, with much delay, I introduce to you my first bouclé project: The yarn consists of three singles. One is the core,… Continue reading My First Bouclé And Other Spinning Adventures

Handspun yarn by Matylda's Barn
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All About Yarn…And Princess Charming

Recently I've been spinning a lot of new yarn. I like to switch from one activity to another because it makes things more fun. This way, I can also let my eyes rest for a bit after I've been crocheting for too long. There's also something very relaxing about the sound of the rotating spinning… Continue reading All About Yarn…And Princess Charming

from-wool-to-beautiful-yarn
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From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)

Few days ago I started another project. I want to create a nice big blanket for my future home. I loved these shades of blue and purple of the merino wool that we purchased in this shop: http://skorpilova.cz/vlna/. For me, the colors conjure up an image of sea. I can almost feel the breeze on… Continue reading From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)

Farm Life, Other, yarn

Fun Times at the Farm

As I've mentioned in my previous post, my parents have a farm. It's not a big farm by any means, but it keeps them busy and I think it brings them a lot of happiness. I don’t know the exact count, but they have more than 20 animals running around, including sheep and goats. Right… Continue reading Fun Times at the Farm

first-yarn-spinning-attempt
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My First Serious Yarn Spinning Attempt

Two days ago, I successfully persuaded my mom to try and teach me how to spin yarn. In my eyes, she is the ultimate authority in this area. But I should tell you the whole story. Let’s start from the beginning! My parents, who are living in the Czech Republic, started their sheep and goat… Continue reading My First Serious Yarn Spinning Attempt

Other, yarn

My Washington County Fiber Touring!

I went for an interesting trip yesterday and I would like to share some thoughts and photos from the event. Washington County in Upstate New York has its own annual fiber tour! That means a lot of yarn, all kinds of animals, friendly people and beautiful things to buy. Visit their page for more information:… Continue reading My Washington County Fiber Touring!