Oh, Hello 2015...

Good morning! I've been busy this morning getting photos and spinning supplies ready for my first update in 2015, when it occurred to me that I haven't updated my blog in a looooooong time.

Sorry about that.

It's the new year, so obviously that means a whole new set of goals/plans/dreams, a yes, I've got lots. I thought I might share a few of them with you today.

First and foremost, I would like to...
January 16, 2015 by Rachel Jones

The Making of a Handspun Sweater Lot

A few weeks ago, Rohn Strong posted this image to his Facebook page. He thought this would make a great yarn colorway, and frankly I had to agree. Everything about this picture speaks to me, I knew it would be perfect for my first handspun yarn sweater lot.

I've been working through a bump of corriedale wool and new that I could get the colors to translate perfectly onto the wool. I chose to do...
November 30, 2013 by Rachel Jones

Spinspiration: Roving to Yarn

Good morning!

My summer spin-a-thon has officially begun! I have to spin a minimum of 2 skeins a day just to keep up with my show schedule and online sales. It's a lot of work, but I really do love it- I just drag my wheel around with me where ever I go. You can follow along with my spinning progress on my Instagram or Flickr, I am using hashtag #spinathon and #ontheround.

To help get you in the...
June 18, 2013 by Rachel Jones

Tour de Fleece 2013 - Team Nevermore

Tour de Fleece is quickly approaching- just two and a half weeks before it's time to spin our hearts out! I haven't participated in the TdF since 2010 when I was on Team LaiGrai. That year I pushed myself to create art yarns, something I am not known for. You can check out more of my work from that season here, on my Flickr Page.

2010 TdF with Team LaiGrai. 
I don't know why I haven't participated...
June 11, 2013 by Rachel Jones

New- Basic Beenie Knitting Pattern

Basic Beenie Knitting Pattern Available Now!
Often when I tell someone I am a knitter, or someone see me knitting, I am asked to knit that person something. It's the funniest thing..... Does that ever happen to you?

As a result of constantly being asked to knit, I designed this simple little hat. Simple and flattering- perfect for everyone all shapes and sizes! It's the perfect pattern for gift...
May 15, 2013 by Rachel Jones

Mom's Who Make: OnTheRound

I'm starting a new series here on my blog, about Mom's Who Make. This series will feature other fellow artisan makers who do it all while taking care of their children, and even some who also work outside of the home! 

To start the series out I will begin by talking about my own experience making and mothering. 

My career as a mother and a maker all began is 2007 when I had my first born daughter,...
May 12, 2013 by Rachel Jones

Rainbow Felt Acorn Kit GIVEAWAY

Do you want to win a Rainbow Felt Acorn Kit? Share this photo from my OnTheRound Facebook Fan Page today or tomorrow and you will be entered to win a free kit! The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, Saturday May 4th at 8 pm and will be announced here on my blog and on my Facebook Fan Page.

Share this link on from OnTheRound's Facebook Fan Page to be entered to win a Rainbow Felt Acorn Kit!
May 03, 2013 by Rachel Jones

New Product: Rainbow Acorn Felt Kit

New Product: Rainbow Acorn Felt Kit, originally uploaded by ontheroundfiberart.

I am so excited to announce the arrival of OnTheRound's newest product, Rainbow Felt Acorn Kits!! 

This kit includes everything you need to make 14 felt acorns. There are 7 different colors of hand dyed merino wool roving in each kit and 14 natural acorn tops- plus, detailed written instructionswith color pictures of how...

2/24/13 Shop Update :: Superwash Merino

Tonight I have four new colorways in my superwash merino base that I will be adding to my Etsy Shop. There are 4,4 oz 210 yard skeins of each new colorway. Also,these are repeatable colorways, so if you are interested in more skeins or a full sweater lot please just drop me a convo, email, or comment and I'll put together a dye lot just for you!

Although tonight's update is just a small one, it is...
April 24, 2013 by Rachel Jones

New! Merino Lap Blanket

Merino Blanket, originally uploaded by ontheroundfiberart.
I've been VERY busy working on new products for this season and I am so excited to reveal the first of many more to come!

This is a merino wool lap blanket that has been hand knit using thick and thin merino wool. It is 36 x40" and is the squishiest-coziest thing you have ever touched.

My Merino Lap Blanket is made for cuddling up on a...
April 17, 2013 by Rachel Jones