Saturday, April 25, 2009

Full Circle
After a 20 year hiatus from the fibre world, I have returned.  After a 5 year hiatus from the Blogging world, I have returned, and have woven these two activities together into this blog.  Inspired by blogs and creations of other islanders, other fibre aficiandos, I plan to make this blog an eclectic tapestry of things that interest me.

I shall start with the weaving bug that hit myself, my mother and my sister, all in the same month.  Last month.  Which went something like this: help Mum remember how to warp a loom; back to the books; surf the web, download instructions; try again; help read a pattern; back to the books, surf the web; download instructions; thread the heddles; read instructions; re-thread the heddles; clean the attic; dust my loom; haul loom down to living room; sort wool; watch youtube videos on warping; prepare my own warp; thread heddles; watch youtube videos on weaving;  sort 20 year old wool stash; wind warp on; watch youtube videos on spinning; eye spinning wheel; weave; haul spinning wheel down; buy rovings; learn how to spin again on a spindle; clean spinning wheel; spin; ; spin; dye; spin; card....hooked again.

lipofibrephobia - the fear of being without fibre, wool, yarn.

This is why people like me have kept stashes of yarns, fleece and fibre for over 20 years. 

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