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Find Your Way

Find Your Way is my one of my latest art pieces. I completed it early spring 2023. Find Your Way is named after a Rising Appalachia song. The yarn used consists of handspun yarn that I spun over a 14 year period. It represents my journey of finding myself after rebooting my life in 2012. Find Your Way now resides […]

Forest Jewels

My latest handspun was taken off the wheel just as summer was ending. The slightly variegated tones of the green roving remind me of our garden in bloom. The acrylic yarn is some novelty yarn I had in my stash. To me it looks like flowers woven around leaves. This skein was a pleasant spin. Though I tried for consistency, […]

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 […]

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