Spinzilla: How much fiber do I need?

On this Whirling Wednesday, I am contemplating my upcoming spinning endeavors. I chose to join Spinzilla this year and started gathering my fiber. When I ran across this post, it reminded me that we are all at different levels in our spinning so what is good for me might not be good for you.

This article also gives a little information on Spinzilla as well as ways to determine fiber needs based on projects.

I will be spinning for yardage so I am starting this week to see how much I can spin in one hour each day for a week. I’ll post pictures later today of the yarns I made during the Tour de Fleece challenge.

Til then,
~>K<~

Kate Larson Textiles

IMG_2872-005Welcome! I’m excited to have been invited to join the Spinzilla blog tour. The purpose behind the Spinzilla competition during Spinning and Weaving Week, Oct 6‒12, is not only to learn more about handspinning, but to learn more by doing. When it comes to craft, theory is only truly useful when applied—when skills are honed through practice. Spinzilla urges us to make more time in our busy schedules to grab our spindles or sit down to our wheels and get spinning.

ISRIC_monolith_NL-029 Soils are beautiful. By Bos, AB & JH KauffmanCC-BY-SA-3.0

Much of the way I approach textiles is framed by my background in agronomy. I studied soil chemistry at university, and while it might not seem that clay minerals have much to do with handspun sweaters, the spirit of their study is similar. We can take the measure of a soil in many ways: by studying the available…

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About KatieB

I am very happily married to my best friend. We have 2 wonderful girls who are in 1st grade and college, and 2 large but loving dogs. Creativity is my passion and I bring it to life in many forms. I am in the middle of chaos trying to find the calm. I find comfort in the Lord as he has promised. "who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:4 "As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you..." Isaiah 66:13
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