Summer Of Socks: Drafting Tips

Ok – We have the tools, the fibre, and the passion to spin. Now it’s time to hit the wheel and make some yarn! Once your fibre has been selected, the next step is to the spin the singles. These singles must be strong, thin, highly twisted and smooth. I highly suggest using a worsted…

Summer of Socks: Selecting an Ideal Sock Fibre

Spinning your own sock yarn means that you get to pick and choose the best “ingredients”. Just like some apples are great for baking and others are better for snacking, there are also different fibres, each suited to different projects and techniques. Also, your socks don’t have to be 100% of anything… that would be…

Here comes Spinzilla 2014

I can hear a rumble… Here comes Spinzilla 2014! This year, I had a chance to travel both the TNNA winter and summer trade shows. Besides meeting our fabulous retailers and designers, I had a chance to catch up with the organizers from Spinzilla! A Monster of a Spinning Event! Last year SweetGeorgia Yarns participated…

A Summer Of Socks

Would you like to practise spinning with intention? Do you want to spin with a project in mind? Have you ever tried spinning for socks? SweetGeorgia Yarns is excited to announce a brand new fibre event to help usher in this brilliant weather! “A Summer Of Spinning Socks” is a spin-a-along; an event in which…

Spinning a Gradient Yarn — Ginny’s Process

Ginny describes her method for spinning a gradient or ombré yarn from variegated spinning fibre here. It’s an easy way to manage and maintain a smooth transition between colours and can be used for making either 3-ply (chain-plied) or 2-ply yarns. Felicia’s charming January 2014 Fibre Club colour, Night Owl on BFL+Silk, was too sweet…

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things….

Grace shares a few of her favourite spinning things. Do you have any “can’t live without” things that you use? I have a lot of fibre ‘toys’ at home, and I have a loooong wish-list as well. As a member of the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild, I have been fortunate enough to be…

2013 Spinzilla By The Numbers

Over 1.3 Million Yards of Fiber is Spun During Spinzilla! 1,373,175.06 yards of yarn spun 94,939.73 yards spun by winning team 24,500+ the minimum amount spun by every team 16,852 yards spun by an individual on a team 13,106 yards spun by winning rogue spinner (spinning unaffiliated) 6,000 dollars raised for the Needlearts Mentoring Program…