Monday, July 1, 2013


On Saturday I had the good fortune of teaching some lovely blogging friends spinning! Five spinning wheels took over Cat's cozy lounge. 

There were lots of laughs and some yummy food to share. Luckily for me, one student didn't need any teaching at all and was able to help teach too! I was able to teach her how to Navajo ply, a technique that produces a three ply yarn with a single thread - a bit too much technical  information I know! I was glad she was able to go away with a new technique learned.

The highlight for me was that by the end of the session everyone had produced some yarn and had a go at plying and were able to take something finished home. The skein below belongs to Lisa of Big Little, isn't it delicious?

Thank you so much Cat for hosting us and Lisa, Laura and Leonie you were all great students and it was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with you. There is talk of a follow up afternoon, I'm looking forward to it!


  1. Mmm, those snacks look yummy!

  2. Thanks so much for teaching us Louana, it was really great to learn from you. Looking forward to next time. ... and oh my your ginger crunch was spectacular! xx

  3. Yay for having fun and everyone doing a great job teaching and learning! Go you xx

  4. Ditto on the ginger crunch!! and really was a awesome afternoon :))) I'm itching to get on the wheel again tonight! :)) Thankyou x

  5. Looks like so much fun! What a great idea.

  6. the ginger crunch OMG that ginger crunch PLEASE share the recipe
    I think I need LOTS of practise before next time - getting wheel spinning in right direction will be a huge advantage I feel
    Thanks for the patience and the laughter so much fun

  7. THANK YOU! Louana for being such a great teacher!!!
    I really REALLY enjoyed it and can't wait to find a wheel. I keep looking at my yarn and saying, (i can't believe i made that!!).
    Can't wait for the next one.

  8. Looks like fun. One thing I'd like to have a go at one day. I'll get Leonie to show me as a start. Cx

  9. My Gran used to do that and I loved watching her. I wish I was into this sort of thing when she passed, I have no idea what happened to her wheel - but I would love to have a go now.


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