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?


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 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 -

Make In The New Event Link

December 31, 2015 by Rachel Jones

Free Knitting Pattern - Handspun Popcorn Lace Cowl

This is a super fun and quick beginner lace project designed specifically for thread plied handspun yarn. I used my Rainbow Handspun Yarn in Pastel, but you can try any self striping, or bulky yarn- just be sure to get the correct gauge  If you are a spinner, spin your own yarn using one of my Merino Wool Spinners Pack in either Pastel Rainbow or Bright Rainbow.

Designed to be worn purl side out,...
July 08, 2013 by Rachel Jones

I Love Yarn

I'm sitting in my studio, in a room full of yarn, in a house full of yarn, editing pictures of yarn, and I had a thought; I Love Yarn!

Not like, "Yay! I love yarn" (said in a mocking tone), more like, I love yarn like I love my children. I love yarn like I want to have yarn tattooed to my skin. I dream about yarn, I play with yarn when I have free time. I have made yarn my job. I buy yarn with my...
April 13, 2013 by Rachel Jones

My Fiber Story

This past week on OTR's FB fan page I asked what YOU might like to learn about me and my process. Here is what my lovely customer Bethany asked, "How did you start spinning? Family member teach you? What made you want to? Did you knit before you learned to spin? What do you get your inspirations from when dying?"

My fiber story began when I was 19. My Nana had taught me to knit when I was about 7,...
April 13, 2013 by Rachel Jones

The Heritage Collection: WWI & WWII Blog Tour

Hi Friends! I am so pleased to have Rohn Strong taking over my blog today on his Heritage Collection Blog Tour. Welcome Rohn!

Hey Guys…this is Rohn Strong, author of The Heritage Collection WWI & WWII, and I am here visiting Rachel on her blog! Now, as many of you may know, or may not know, the book that I wrote is primarily focused on history, so many of the stops on the blog tour I am doing...
October 16, 2012 by Rachel Jones

Navajo Plying

NavajoBlog, originally uploaded by ontheroundfiberart.
Lately I've been experimenting with Navajo Plying, or chain plying handspun yarn. I work with hand painted roving a lot and I really like the way that the method retains the color changes in the wool.

When I am trying a new technique, I prefer to wing it initially, and then research the technique. The yarn above is my first attempt.

I've since...
February 13, 2012 by Rachel Jones

Handspun Yarn Update

UpdatePromo2012, originally uploaded by ontheroundfiberart.
Good morning!

Today I am editing photos for my next shop update. At the rate that I am currently waddling, it's looking like I'll be listing new yarn on Thursday, Feb 2nd. Be sure to come by the shop and see all the beautiful blues and greens I have in store for this week!