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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

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Silk and Merino Mix Scarf in Purple

One of the projects I've been working on lately was a knitted scarf in purple and white. I used two handspun yarns. One of them was a mix of naturally dyed purple merino wool and pretty white silk. This yarn was a two-ply, woolen. I loved how shiny the yarn was thanks to the added… Continue reading Silk and Merino Mix Scarf in Purple

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Other, yarn

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

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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)

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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