Review : Fleegle Spins Supported

First off, I really like the format of this ebook! It comes on a flash drive in its own little storage tin. This is a great way to keep it stored securely and also will help to keep it from getting lost in the fray of electronic gadgets and USB drives and other paraphernalia we all seem to cart around with us these days.

EScouter 14.01.2014

I’m thinking about how we organize the crafty part(s) of our lives. I’ve found lots of ideas and suggestions around the web, many of which are ingenious and a lot of which not only are organized but also very pretty visually and provide a great atmosphere to be in while we are being creative.

EScouter 03.01.2014

Did you get a wool blanket for Christmas? Me, either. Guess I’ll have to knit/spin/weave my own. Probably what people were generally thinking, she can just make her own. ;)

So what do you do after the post holiday-madness is finally settled down? [...]

EScouter 18.12.2013

This EScouter, we look at gifts for fibre-lovers, for those among us who make things for us, who love to work with wool and other fibres, and who tirelessly and continuously have something in process on the needles, on the wheel, on the loom and also have a queue list which could reach the moon.

Ennea EScouter 22.11.2013

Pretty little maidens, all in a row.

I probably don’t need to say any more. Some of you are already scrolling onwards looking for the eye candy. [...]

Ennea EScouter, 15.11.13

This week, we take a look around for ways to do up a Handmade Holidays. [...]

Ennea EScouter, 01.11.13

Welcome to our new column on Ennea!

Ennea’s new EScouter blog column will feature weekly scoops from around the internet, mostly from the wonderful world of artisan crafting, using wools and other fibres, as well as beautiful products to enhance your creations, storage ideas, new tools, and, more! [...]

Product Review : The Color Grid by Gail Callahan

So, I’m planning to weave up some plain-weave two-colour scarves for an artisan show I’m involved in at the end of November. Combining two separate colours together in my mind from what I have around the studio in cottons and/or cotton-linen (one colour for the warp, one for the weft, keeping it simple) led me to reviewing the Color Grid, by Gail Callahan. [...]

Books • Spin Art : Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn

This looks to be an excellent book.

I have to admit, I am new to art yarn spinning. But, given the amount of expertise and guidance in this book, I’m sure I could learn much from it. [...]

Orbspinner Scarf PDF

The inspiration for this pattern is the intricate, shimmering spider webs spun by the Orb-Weaver spiders during the summer months. In the early morning hours, these iridescent filaments, hung from garden plants and tall grasses, catch the light and any dew that’s fallen overnight. The pattern features diamond-shaped patterns in the center panel, with wide Estonian-inspired leaf-themed lace borders at each end.

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Cintamani Socks : spin the yarn

The thing I try to determine, before I spin anything I would like to spin, is what the fibre would do best as, spun up, and what the make up of the fibre (in this case, Finn wool) would be suitable for. [...]

Books : Color and Texture In Weaving

There are a TON of things I like about this book. [...]

A Recipe for Socks in All Sizes (Free pattern excerpt)

This free pattern excerpt utilizes the numbers for women’s medium (size 7-8). The complete pattern is written for 13 sizes, from kids to giants. [...]

A Recipe for Socks in All Sizes

This pattern is written using tables to ‘fill in the blanks’. Insert the tabled numbers for your size whenever you see a __ in the instructions. There are 13 sizes available in this pattern, from kids to giants, enough to make a pair for all the feet you know. Socks are knit top-down with a heel flap and gussets. [...]

Cintamani Socks

The design of these socks is both bold and simple: pretty, easy on the eyes, and it doesn’t compete with the wildly colourful yarn. [...]

Foehn Cowl PDF

Like foehn winds, the Foehn Cowl will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.

Instructions are included for TWO versions – a steeked version with a buttoned opening, and a version knit in the round without steeks. [...]

Foehn Mitts PDF

A foehn (pronounced like ‘feign’) wind is a hot dry wind which comes abruptly over the lee side of the mountain, also known as a ‘snow-eater’. The most well-known version of foehn winds in North America are the Chinooks over the Rocky Mountains. Like these winds, the Foehn Mitts will keep you warm and toasty, knit in fair isle style, doubling the warmth.[...]

Dec.2011 Club Spinning – Foehn Cowl & Mitts : spin the yarn

The project base for this club is a set of matching gloves and a cowl, knit in a stranded fair isle pattern making them both squishy and extra-warm to block those winter winds.

Both fibres were spun to create a semi-worsted sport-weight yarn. [...]

Windchaser Shawl : spin the yarn

This yarn has been sitting in my stash for quite a while, now, waiting for the right project. I am thrilled to finally have it knit up looking pretty. You may or may not recognize it from our header graphic here on Ennea Collective. [...]