Divine Bird

I believe in a high-fiber diet…like wool, alpaca, cashmere…

July 13, 2014
by Jenny
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Tour de Fleece Stage 9

Still rolling along with the green silk! I am making a lot of progress, even though it still looks like I’ve barely touched the fiber. I love to spin fine yarns; my friend Marcy (an insanely skilled spinner who never … Continue reading

November 5, 2012
by Jenny
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Full Circle, and then some

I’ve told the story before about how I first discovered I wanted to spin:  how my Best Friend Jenny brought me to meet her grandma.  How Grammy sat me down at her wheel and showed me how yarn was made.  … Continue reading

April 28, 2011
by Jenny
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Polycraftism

I am one person who practices many different crafts. At this moment, in my studio room (which is really just a glorified craft storage room) I have the tools and materials for: Sewing Knitting Crochet Embroidery Drawing Jewelry Spinning Weaving … Continue reading

June 17, 2010
by Jenny
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A Serious Question

I asked this on Ravelry but I thought I’d bring it up here, too. I really do want to know what you guys think. I have a fairly sizeable stash (not compared to SOME people I know, but still, it’s … Continue reading

April 7, 2009
by Jenny
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Textile Evangelism

I think I’ve recovered sufficiently from the weekend to tell you how things went.  It was Guild weekend, but not just any Guild weekend:  it was Abby Franquemont Guild Weekend Extgravaganza! This was the biggest event I have ever had … Continue reading

March 13, 2009
by Jenny
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In Time-Out

The Elfine sock is kind of coming along, though it’s been put into time-out for a little while to think about what it’s done.  See, I did end up ripping back to before the heel gusset, started it earlier, re-knit … Continue reading

January 13, 2009
by Jenny
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Ten on Tuesday

Today’s Ten on Tuesday is “Things You’re Really Good At”.  I have thought about a bunch of things and decided to elaborate on each one.  My one challenge today was NOT to add the words “I think” after everything.  I … Continue reading

November 17, 2008
by Jenny
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Yarn Fanfic, Haha!

The following is a convo I had with Drakonlily while watching a series of how-to spinning videos on YouTube.  In them, the teacher predrafts every single bit of fiber BEFORE spinning–which has its place, IMO, but once done, that’s it.  … Continue reading

October 6, 2008
by Jenny
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Art vs. Artisan Craft vs. Craft Supply: The Debate Continues

There is a long-running debate about whether handspun (or handdyed) yarns are ‘art’, ‘artisan craft’, or merely ‘supplies for a craft’. Though there are many layers to the discussion, the main three camps are the ones I just mentioned. The … Continue reading

September 27, 2008
by Jenny
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Another Project Done

Believe me when I tell you that I can hardly believe it myself. The Bamboo Socks are FINISHED. I’m pretty satisfied with them.  Proof: They’re toe-up with a short-row heel and a folded-over picot cuff. I designed them from scratch … Continue reading

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