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Today…

I love the garden this time of year, everything is so green and lush…

Our roses are all blooming beautifully, yay!

Today Erin asked if she could learn to spin! She took to it quite well, Jen was guiding her along the way… She asked for her own wheel…. and I said, I think we will all just share for now 🙂 I am so happy, 3 of us spinning in the family now, such a wonderful art to share with our children…

Jenna’s new handspun, this is Camel Silk plyed back on itself…


My new handspun, called Conch Shell, it is a Blue Faced Leicester roving with Silk plyed back on itself…
Have a lovely weekend everyone…
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7 Things I’m Loving….

Spinning…

Summer hail storms…

Beautiful Camel Silk, and Angora rovings from Juno Fibre Arts to feed the fibre cravings, do you get fibre cravings?

My new Mohair and Kid Mohair skeins have arrived for knitting unicorns…

This little book is such a gem for studying weather…

Fabulous book this…

These are the skeins Jen and I dyed naturally with our mulberries that have just ripened, I think we will make jam soon…

Happy Wednesday…

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Spinning…

Life has been really busy over the last few weeks, I love being busy but alas I have not blogged but now that I am almost through all the orders and custom orders for my shop I have a chance to do some blogging and visit all your lovely blogs that I have been missing 🙂

We have been busy with:

Jen built and oiled my new wheel, she just loved the process of putting this wheel together for her mama and she has been inspired to launch in to a project all about wool and fiber, she is having so much fun learning about the wool process from sheep to finished spun product, I will blog about this when she has finished. It has been a totally self motivated research project and I am so thrilled about this…

So here is my wheel with some BFL and Tussah silk roving on it from New Zealand, what a lovely roving…. My first spin on my new wheel…

Here is the finished spin, I plied it back on itself 🙂

We celebrated Michaelmas, sang songs, read stories and made swords and shields and dressed up as knights… Kye especialy loved this day and wearing his cape…(which he still wears).

Jen is also learning about Physics at the moment, here she is playing Do RE Me Far… with water in glasses and performing an accoustics experiment. She is trying the see if she can play the tune, Do Re Me Far… by varying the amounts of water in the glasses. She did get it right and this was a lot of fun. If a glass has a small amount of water in it, the sound is high when struck gently with a fork, if more liquid is added it will deepen or lower the sound coming off the struck glass 🙂

I have also finally opened my local South African online wool and knitted Waldorf inspired toy shop, it is called Pure Wool, besides my own handspun yarn, I stock yarn spun and also naturally dyed by many talented spinners and dyers around South Africa. If there is a yarn on this shop that you like and you live overseas, please email me to purchase, I do have Paypal avaliable for overseas buyers.

Here is the link, www.purewool.co.za

Have a great weekend everyone,

Warmly

Linda

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Spring is Here…

Our view from our bedroom passage window… Whisteria in full bloom, I wonder if I could dye a colour with that……
Entrance to our veggie garden….

My birthday present from my hubby finally arrived, a new Ashford Traditional spinningwheel, Jen and I are busy oiling it…


My new pattern for my shop… Simon the Lion…

Been spinning Blue Faced Leicester roving…

Our first Apple blossom of Spring, Top Red Variety…

Have a lovely weekend everyone…

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