Make In The New Year!

Make In The New Year!

New Year's Eve is upon us friends!

Will you be getting dressed up in your fanciest clothes and painting the town red with all of your bestest friends?

OR

Will you be like me, and put the children to bed, kiss your husband good night and blissfully spend the night making your heart out (re: knitting, crochet, weaving, sewing, spinning, darning- whatever!) in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea and thinking fondly about the past year?

Ahhhh bliss....is it bed time yet?

If you will be choosing the second scenario, then you are cordially invited to spend your evening with me, not in my home of course, but virtually on my Facebook Fan Page ontheroundfiberart! I am hosting a super fun event starting tonight at 7 pm, EST until sometime after midnight. There will be giveaways, funny meme's, great discussions, and a fun community of other creative people who are staying in and being cozy this holiday night.

All you have to do it like my page and join the event (link below) from there event posts should start popping up in your facebook feed or you can click back on the event at any time during the night to see whats going on!

All attire is welcome- BYOB, please make responsibly!

If you have any questions, please post them here or in the event page and I will answer them as quickly as possible.

I hope to see you tonight!

 

Facebook Fan Page Link - https://www.facebook.com/ontheroundfiberart/?fref=ts

Make In The New Event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/713218558854174/?ti=icl

December 31, 2015 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

Handspun Self Striping 2 ply Yarn Tutorial

This is a simple tutorial to show you how to spin a self striping 2ply handspun yarn. I used my Pastel Rainbow Merino Wool Spinner's Pack- available here, but you can use any wool you like! I recommend using 3 or more colors, just be mindful off how much your bobbin can hold. My spinner's pack includes approximately 3.5 oz of merino wool dyed in 7 different colors- Rose Pink, Peach, Lemon, Nile...

Sunday Spinning


In case you're looking for me today, here is where I will be. In my rocking chair, tucked in neatly with my baby wrapped tightly to my body, peddling away at my wheel and a glass of water near by.

Happy Sunday!

How To Prep A Batt for Spinning

Love the look of batts but don't have the slightest idea how to work with them? Allow me to show you how to prep a fibery fun batt for spinning!

This is how your batt will arrive.



First you want to open up your batt and lay it out flat.



Then you want to gently pull your batt into strip's. Leave the end of the strip connected to the whole and alternate ends so that you end up with a zig-zag.



Next...
April 07, 2010 by Rachel Jones

In The Process: Dyeing Wool

Today I am in the process of dyeing merino wool.







With the help of Nemo, of course.

March 22, 2010 by Rachel Jones