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Autumn Rose Yarn

These skeins are my latest handspun. July is too hot to spin most nights so I’m happy to have gotten these done before the temps got too high. This roving came from my Pancake and Lulu fiber club subscription. I wasn’t thrilled with this particular palette so I experimented with plying. The orange yarn ply makes the colors pop more […]

Yarn Memory Jar

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! Knitting and sewing both create lots of fiber scraps. Instead of throwing them away, why not upcycle them? A pretty glass jar lets you display fiber scraps of your past projects. This tutorial will show you how to create your own yarn memory jar. Craft Misc. Crafts Difficulty Beginner […]

End of Winter Spinning

This yarn was made from Pancake and Lulu roving. The colorway is Frosted Forest Berries. It’s extra fine Merino wool which was such a smooth spin. The skein to the left was the leftover single yarn that I chain plied. The singles were not as twisted but I put in too much twist while plying. Blocking with some weight helped […]

Hula Hoop Loom

Years ago, I had a small table loom that I used to dip my toes into the weaving world. It was fun but I was in college so just didn’t have the time to explore it deeply. In December I started a new art project. This hula hoop had been sitting in the back of my craft closet for months. […]

Upcycling Yarn

Here at Twilly23 HQ I try to use as much upcycled material as possible in my creations. How do I do it? By visiting lots of thrift stores and accepting donations. The above pile of yarn was donated by a friend who was downsizing her stash. Upcycling yarn involves lots of untangling. Projects like this are great for passing time. […]

Summer Spinning

Summer in Eastern Oregon was pretty intense this year, as it was in a lot of Oregon, even Portland. Yet I managed to get some spinning down thanks to our basement. These skeins are a ply of Pancake and Lulu roving and Plotulopi yarn that Josh brought me back from Iceland years ago.   Plying the two together gave me […]

A Return To Spinning

I got the most wonderful present for Solstice last year. This beauty is an Ashford Kiwi 3 and a double treadle, my favorite. It’s been years since I’ve spun and I’m ecstatic to be back at the wheel again. She’s a gem to spin and I’ve named her Arachne. She’ll help me strive for greatness. And remind me to humble […]

Blue Blanket Beginnings

I’m finally getting back to my lotus pond blanket. The last time I worked on this was when Josh and I were housesitting in Boston. That feels so long ago! 2020 has been a long year. The blanket part will be blue to represent water. I thought about buying new yarn but a persistent theme of this year was working […]

Swift Bag Holder

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! If you knit or crochet you likely have a lot of yarn. I know I do! Skeins of yarn are pretty to look at but yarn cakes are great to knit with and easier to store. I use my Swift every time I buy new yarn. Swifts are great but they’re an […]

Yarn Dyeing

An earlier version of this tutorial was previously published on Think Crafts! Want to make a unique yarn in your favorite color? Or want to try hand painting to produce a one of a kind yarn? This tutorial is a great step into entering the wonderful world of home yarn dyeing. It’s fun and a great summer project! Materials Natural […]

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