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Busy fall activities

We just had a craft exhibition at our local gallery for almost 2 weeks. I had a couple of handwoven blankets on display and was really impressed with the displays. A call had gone out to crafts people to submit items and the response finally became better. What was displayed was a lot of textiles, […]

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Been away need to do some work

I have been away for some dental work and a bit of relaxation.  We went to two hot pools which we really enjoyed.  Several book stores beckoned to which we succumbed and bought lots of books. One I bought was The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and it took a […]

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Handspun Alpaca Robe

This is a blanket/robe woven with purchased wool warp and handspun alpaca weft. I am the hand spinner who was instrumental in the results, as well as being the weaver.  This is over 40″ wide by 88″ long plus fringes and lovely, warm and drapable. I would love to cuddle up in it on a […]

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Inspiration shawl

This shawl was made from bamboo warp using the word Inspiration to arrange the stripes. This was purchased yarn from a shop which was closing and I only had one ball of each colour to work with so I did some twiddling. The weft is a slub, boucle grey mixed yarn in merino, alpaca and […]

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Spinning at work

I was working in the Artisan where I am a member but had time to spin. I had brought some merino/silk/cashmere from my stash and had a great time spinning it. It is 100 gm and I only have a few grams to go. I think I will spin up some silk to ply with […]

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Fibre Week and Floods

I was lucky enough to go to Fibre Week and the HWSDA  conference at Olds from June 20 to June 26 and had trouble getting there and back because of the Calgary and Alberta floods. It took a lot longer to get to Olds than it usually does and also longer to get home than […]

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Hello, again from the beginning

I have been offline for quite awhile due to an administration problem.  I hope to get back into the blog format and to be visible often. Life continues to be busy and I am preparing for a trip to Olds, Alberta for Fibre Week and a twill workshop with Jane Stafford. I am excited to […]

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