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

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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

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

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Other, yarn

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

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Other, yarn

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