I am addicted to Nav Ply!


pumpkinpie handspun

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I find it almost meditative, I love the repetitive, smooth nature of it and also the way it allows the colour changes to maintain clarity.

I thought I’d use this picture just to show off one of my favourite colourways at the moment and also some of my more recent spinning, which is of course, Nav Plied!!! 🙂

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Halona Yarns


halona yarns signatue

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I have opened my own online shop selling my own hand-dyed and handspun fiber and yarns.

I had been toying with this idea for a good part of last year and it was only while chatting with a friend of mine on MSN that I realised that thinking about it wasn’t getting it done!

I have got a few colourways up already and my darling luffly husband and I have been trying to get the website up and running as quickly as possible, there have been a few teething problems and I’m still trying to get it all organised to exactly how I want it but my DLH is a pooter whizz so he’s on the case and making it all run smoothly for me which is great as it leaves me more time for Spinning and Dyeing instead of slogging at the pooter 😀 🙂

Please come to HalonaYarns.co.uk and have a look around.

Barber Poles


3rd skein

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

I’ve had this sitting as singles for ages on the bobbins as I’d already plied half of it and had never got around to plying the rest. so here it is.

This was 25g of pink and 25g of purple and 50g of white, I space spun the pink and purple onto one bobbin and then spun the white single on another and barberpoled them together, it gives it a self striping effect with a marl of white, pretty funky if I do say so myself 🙂

I have been emptying my bobbins as I have had to part ways with my lovely Halona. I have upgraded to a Brand New pre-laquered, double treadle, scotch-tension Ashford traveller who I have affectionately called ‘Halona Too’ in memorium to my first love who will be much missed, but I’m sure Lucy, her new owner will love her as much as I have.

Farewell Halona, teach Lucy well.

All Spun Out!


SpinningWheel

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

Look at my pretty Spinning Wheel that I got for the bargain, knock down price of…… only £25!

My Darling Luffly Husband is always on Gumtree see if there are any bargains to be had, he’s after anything from computer games to campervans and the latest find… land in the highlands (Me thinks I better start knitting thicker Jumpers 🙂 )

It was on one of his many trawls through Gumtree that he saw my soon to be new Spinning Wheel. I’d wanted one but the price was a bit off putting. I’m well known for spending loads on something (e.g. Lateral Thigh Trainer) and lasting a week at it then never using it again. I’d been looking at drop spindles but hadn’t gotten one as i just knew somehow that wouldn’t be the same, lol, a touch of Fiber Snobbery never hurt anyone, right?

So anyway, It needed a bit of work as the person selling it had never used it and it was a dry as a dinosaur bone. I gave it a new drive band of green twine (all I had at the time, but it’s doing the job) I also had to squeeze about half a tin of oil into it to get it go round smoothly, I’m still having to heavily oil it every time i getit out so as not to pull a hamstring while treadling lol. So Far I’ve had fun with yarn barf, shabby singles and now I’m on the slow path to something that is starting to look a tad like it might ply up into something knittable…. watch this space!