Wood Beams and boots…

My Hunter boots are wonderful for the rain and mud that we’ve had this year, but they look terrible-they’ve got gray splotches all over them. I found this is a common problem by googling “hunter boots gray”, and “hunter boots turned gray” popped up.

This morning I was using Wood Beams on the leather ottoman, and wondered if it would work on the boots-here’s a shot of one treated and one untreated:

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Now that they’ve both been done, I want to see how long this lasts. Right now, it’s like having a brand-new pair!

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Towels

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Doubleweave II – threading heddles

2nd Doubleweave blanket 1/2 way through threading the heddles.

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Doubleweave II – warping the loom

Ready to wind on the back beam!

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Doubleweave II – measuring warp

Almost done!

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Dyakcraft!

7.5 inch Dakota straights:

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My spinning buddy

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No wonder my spinning seems to take longer than it should!

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Spinning llama…

I purchased some llama fiber at the Connecticut Sheep & Wool back in 2011, and couldn’t wait to spin it on this wheel.

Using the smallest included whorl (24:1 ratio), it’s coming out wonderfully fine! I’m hoping to maximize the yardage, so I’m doing a very fine 3 ply.

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They’re called “Darn Pretty” for a good reason…

...they are!

Vermont Apple:
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Hazelnut:
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Sunrise:
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Tortoise:
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Dakota:
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She’s here!

A few weeks ago, I ordered my dream wheel-a 30″ Schacht Reeves in cherry. I had heard that the wait for these was around 12 weeks, so I figured it would be here in the new year.

My dealer, Lois from Bountiful Spin Weave, told me that Schacht had really ramped up production, and she wasn’t kidding!

The wheel arrived today, and it is just beautiful!

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Update: it’s now a couple of hours later, and I’ve got 1/2 a 4 ounce bunch of fiber spun, and I’ve started the other half in a new bobbin. This is thicker than the yarn I usually spin, and not the super-thin yarn this wheel is best at.

I wanted a substantial yarn ( fiber is Romney from 2012 NY Sheep and Wool), and I have to say this is coming out exactly as I wanted!

Wow-this wheel is FAST! The spinning is wonderfully smooth, and I can’t believe how much I’ve gotten done tonight.

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