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  • Ahhhh the beginning. Except totally not the beginning. More like over than halfway, because I started on this project over two years ago.

This is my Merino/Romney fleece that I bought from a farmer in the spring of 2017, spun in 2017 for Tour de Fleece, and then let sit around for a WHOLE YEAR. I knew I had a sweater quantity but I didn’t know what exactly to do with it until I saw Darkwater by @knit.love.wool, and the light finally went on.

I loved the colour palette of the original, so I set aside one skein for the colour work, then got to dyeing the main colour. First I dyed it a taupe-ish colour (Osage and chestnut), then overdyed with indigo to get this deep teal.

My yarn is actually a bit thicker than what’s called for in the pattern, so I’m going with the smallest size and swatching like there’s no tomorrow to see if I can finagle a good fit.

I’m already pre-planning for my next years sweater now that this one is coming to completion (even if it is all still balled up). I’m really digging this process of one sweater a year from raw wool to finished knit. Next year I’m planning an Icelandic/alpaca blend, although I have yet to decide on a sweater, but I’d like to start the spin around March so I have some time to find it before I start the spin.
  • Ahhhh the beginning. Except totally not the beginning. More like over than halfway, because I started on this project over two years ago.

    This is my Merino/Romney fleece that I bought from a farmer in the spring of 2017, spun in 2017 for Tour de Fleece, and then let sit around for a WHOLE YEAR. I knew I had a sweater quantity but I didn’t know what exactly to do with it until I saw Darkwater by @knit.love.wool, and the light finally went on.

    I loved the colour palette of the original, so I set aside one skein for the colour work, then got to dyeing the main colour. First I dyed it a taupe-ish colour (Osage and chestnut), then overdyed with indigo to get this deep teal.

    My yarn is actually a bit thicker than what’s called for in the pattern, so I’m going with the smallest size and swatching like there’s no tomorrow to see if I can finagle a good fit.

    I’m already pre-planning for my next years sweater now that this one is coming to completion (even if it is all still balled up). I’m really digging this process of one sweater a year from raw wool to finished knit. Next year I’m planning an Icelandic/alpaca blend, although I have yet to decide on a sweater, but I’d like to start the spin around March so I have some time to find it before I start the spin.

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  • A year ago today, I recorded this video while I test drove this special wheel. My husband and I repaired this spinning wheel for a friend named Sarah. She saved this wheel and others from a man who said he would burn the spinning wheels he had if he couldn’t find someone to buy them. She ended up buying them, not knowing if they would ever function properly. When she brought the wheels to my house for repair, I yelped when I saw this one and ran upstairs to look at MY Fell wheel!
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I knew for a fact it was a Mayville/Frank Fell wheel made in Wisconsin. The details are hard to miss—the unique shape of the turnings, thin ‘rings’ on the tension knob, with decorative rows of ‘rings’ on the drive wheel, detail on the legs, and the flyer shape. Frank Fell worked at a furniture company (Mayville) that made spinning wheels. Eventually, it closed down and that’s when Frank purchased the lathe and continued making spinning wheels on his own. It is said that he made approximately 300 a year before they began to decline. After Frank passed, his son Sidney took over. Sidney’s wheels look a bit different.
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I purchased my first Fell wheel at a flea market in Illinois. At the time, I had no idea what I had. I began doing my own research and quickly discovered that my wheel just so happens to be the work of Sidney Fell... *squeal!* When I say how much I LOVE Mayville/Fell wheels, it is certainly an understatement. Where are these wheels now? These wheels are pretty easy to spot for sale online, but they are not identified as a Mayville/Fell in most cases. I have seen them in good conditions and also horrific conditions, but repairing them is an honor. Especially in this case, this was a complete joy to fix. It did pass my initial test-drive, but I made one more slight adjustment before sending her on home to Sarah. A great memory! 💛
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  • A year ago today, I recorded this video while I test drove this special wheel. My husband and I repaired this spinning wheel for a friend named Sarah. She saved this wheel and others from a man who said he would burn the spinning wheels he had if he couldn’t find someone to buy them. She ended up buying them, not knowing if they would ever function properly. When she brought the wheels to my house for repair, I yelped when I saw this one and ran upstairs to look at MY Fell wheel!
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    I knew for a fact it was a Mayville/Frank Fell wheel made in Wisconsin. The details are hard to miss—the unique shape of the turnings, thin ‘rings’ on the tension knob, with decorative rows of ‘rings’ on the drive wheel, detail on the legs, and the flyer shape. Frank Fell worked at a furniture company (Mayville) that made spinning wheels. Eventually, it closed down and that’s when Frank purchased the lathe and continued making spinning wheels on his own. It is said that he made approximately 300 a year before they began to decline. After Frank passed, his son Sidney took over. Sidney’s wheels look a bit different.
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    I purchased my first Fell wheel at a flea market in Illinois. At the time, I had no idea what I had. I began doing my own research and quickly discovered that my wheel just so happens to be the work of Sidney Fell... *squeal!* When I say how much I LOVE Mayville/Fell wheels, it is certainly an understatement. Where are these wheels now? These wheels are pretty easy to spot for sale online, but they are not identified as a Mayville/Fell in most cases. I have seen them in good conditions and also horrific conditions, but repairing them is an honor. Especially in this case, this was a complete joy to fix. It did pass my initial test-drive, but I made one more slight adjustment before sending her on home to Sarah. A great memory! 💛
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    #heavenlyknitchet #spinningwheel #wemakeyarn #imakeyarn #igspinnersinspiration #spin15aday #spinningfiber #bipocmakers #bipocinfiber #handspunyarn #ighandspun #yarnspinning #spinningyarn #handspunstagram #makersgonnamake #fiberartist #fiberartistsofinstagram #spinninghistory #frankfellspinningwheel #mayvillespinningwheel

  •  112  6  5 hours ago
  • I am so proud of these hand dyed braids turned hand spun yarn ☺️
  • I am so proud of these hand dyed braids turned hand spun yarn ☺️

  •  95  6  7 hours ago
  • SpinneKorpsMamma🎺
  • SpinneKorpsMamma🎺

  •  40  2  22 hours ago
  • This amazing merino & tencel blend from @threewatersfarm is just such a pleasure to spin even though I haven't had a lot of time...
  • This amazing merino & tencel blend from @threewatersfarm is just such a pleasure to spin even though I haven't had a lot of time...

  •  80  2  17 November, 2019
  • The beauty of white ❄️
  • The beauty of white ❄️

  •  55  2  17 November, 2019
  • Hi guys! I hope your Saturday is going fab! Monday is shipping day, working on those 'to made orders', but also expect a roving, buns and batts update later next week along with intro of some special kind of listings.Here is a teaser.. some colorful buns 💕. Now, I am going back to work... See you soon!
  • Hi guys! I hope your Saturday is going fab! Monday is shipping day, working on those 'to made orders', but also expect a roving, buns and batts update later next week along with intro of some special kind of listings.Here is a teaser.. some colorful buns 💕. Now, I am going back to work... See you soon!

  •  347  8  16 November, 2019

Top #wemakeyarn Posts

  • ✨ Venture outside your comfort zone, the rewards are worth it! ✨ 👸We’re using on of our Handmade Single Row Blending Hackles and our Solid Colored Merino Wool Tops, Rose Fiber, Silk, and Angelina glitz to make a Rapunzel inspired roving! 💜 We then spin this roving into yarn on our Kromski Polonaise Spinning Wheel and knit it into a swatch. Head over to our blog, blog.paradisefibers.com to learn all about fiber, all the different ways you can process it, and all the different ways you can use it! 🐑 🍂 For the month of October, when you purchase a Kromski Spinning Wheel, receive a free Kromski mug and 2lbs of Polish Merino. 🥳 Take a peek at all of Kromski’s wheels on our website. ✨ 🎶 This music is Everything is Fine by Sir Cubworth. 🎵 😍 What is your favorite form of fiber art? 😊
  • ✨ Venture outside your comfort zone, the rewards are worth it! ✨ 👸We’re using on of our Handmade Single Row Blending Hackles and our Solid Colored Merino Wool Tops, Rose Fiber, Silk, and Angelina glitz to make a Rapunzel inspired roving! 💜 We then spin this roving into yarn on our Kromski Polonaise Spinning Wheel and knit it into a swatch. Head over to our blog, blog.paradisefibers.com to learn all about fiber, all the different ways you can process it, and all the different ways you can use it! 🐑 🍂 For the month of October, when you purchase a Kromski Spinning Wheel, receive a free Kromski mug and 2lbs of Polish Merino. 🥳 Take a peek at all of Kromski’s wheels on our website. ✨ 🎶 This music is Everything is Fine by Sir Cubworth. 🎵 😍 What is your favorite form of fiber art? 😊

  •  27,660  165  8 October, 2019
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🍁 In this video, we are blending our Solid Colored Merino Wool, Silk, Glitzy Wool Tops, and Angelina Crystalina together on one of our handcrafted blending boards and spinning the resulting rolag into yarn on an @spinolution Pollywog Spinning Wheel. 😀 Want a monthly surprise box of fibers every month? 😍 Subscribe to our Fiber Club today! 🐑 Visit our blog, blog.paradisefibers.com, for tutorials and inspiration. ✨
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🧡 Are you as excited about Halloween as we are?! 🙀 What Halloween projects are you working on? 🕸
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🎵 The song in this video is Happy Haunts by Aaron Kenny. 👻
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    🎃 Like this video? 🕸 Visit our page for more! 👻
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    🍁 In this video, we are blending our Solid Colored Merino Wool, Silk, Glitzy Wool Tops, and Angelina Crystalina together on one of our handcrafted blending boards and spinning the resulting rolag into yarn on an @spinolution Pollywog Spinning Wheel. 😀 Want a monthly surprise box of fibers every month? 😍 Subscribe to our Fiber Club today! 🐑 Visit our blog, blog.paradisefibers.com, for tutorials and inspiration. ✨
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    🧡 Are you as excited about Halloween as we are?! 🙀 What Halloween projects are you working on? 🕸
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    🎵 The song in this video is Happy Haunts by Aaron Kenny. 👻

  •  5,792  68  15 October, 2019
  • I finished my #majacraft Pioneer makeover! Painted with a mermaid theme, with the other side manta rays swimming up from the depths :) check out the video to see it in action, https://youtu.be/qsiq-s-LdbY
  • I finished my #majacraft Pioneer makeover! Painted with a mermaid theme, with the other side manta rays swimming up from the depths :) check out the video to see it in action, https://youtu.be/qsiq-s-LdbY

  •  459  26  21 October, 2019