Spinning With: Cashmere, Black Alpaca, Caramel Alpaca-Merino Blend.

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Hello, today I am coming back at you with three new fibres I have spun with. I consider the cashmere the highlight of this post as it is luxurious and fancy, and the others are different versions of alpaca wool that I have already written about in a post. Although I will admit that the difference are bigger than you think they would be.

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Spinning With: Merino-Silk, Flax, and Corn Silk

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Hello everyone today is the second installment of fibres used for spinning yarn. As I mentioned in the first installment the store where I was buying my fibres is closing and were having a sale, so I took advantage of it and bought many different experimental fibres just to see how each behaved, felt (texture wise not felting wise), and what quality of yarn they produced. This post I am taking a closer look at some cellulose fibres, which were missing from the first post, as well as one blended fibre. I experimented spinning with flax/linen, corn silk (one of the more experimental ones that I decided to try), and a merino-silk blend.

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Recycling Clothing: Overdyeing

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Hello everyone! Today I want to share a quick and easy way to recycle and upgrade your clothing in a different way other than sewing and alterations. Sometimes you have a garment that has all the right shapes and cuts but the colour isn’t right. This was my conundrum with a wrap sweater that was passed onto me from my Mom, I had no issue with the shape but the colour was all wrong so I decided to overdye the sweater to a colour that was more my style.

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The Adventures of Knitting a Sweater (Part 2 – Finale)

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Hello everyone, this is the last installment of my first every knitting project which was a sweater. You can read the exposition and part 1 here and hereI am happy to have finally finished this project but it did take some time to finish it. I believe I started it in June and had all but one sleeve done because I had run out of the yarn I was using for the project. But since then I have gotten the yarn, knit the sleeve, and assembled the sweater with a few trials and tribulations.

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Spinning With: Merino, Alpaca, and Angora Wools

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Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you my experiences with hand-spinning different fibres materials. I am relatively new at spinning yarn, however in the short amount of time that I have been spinning (since the end of April) I feel that I have spun a reasonable amount of yarn and have gotten a feel for how it is done and I have started experimenting with different types of wool and taking note of the differences. Also it helps that the store where you can buy the most varieties of wool in my city is closing and everything is 30% off. Needless to say I went a bit crazy and have been experimenting ever since, I digress. Today I am focusing on what it is like to spin three different types of wool: Merino, Alpaca, and Angora.

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Spring Again

So it has been a give or take a week since I officially finished this school year and I can say that I am already struggling to find that non-school work groove again.

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I’ve already began work on my summer project list:

Have a high tea Party
Make clothes (shirt w/ flowers + purple bodice shirt + square skirt shirt)
Garden
Russian Scarfs (3)
Update portfolio

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Sewing

In my last post I mentioned that I am making another shirt. You’d think I’d have enough shirts already but no I do not. Also shirts are something that you will always need to wear before leaving the house. Although looking at some current “fashion” it seems to be almost optional… But I am not that person I like to leave the house clothed. And next after this shirt next on my list is a new winter coat like I already mentioned.

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(I have no witty caption for this picture… I just liked how distorted the Marshall kitty looked in this picture)

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