Category Archive: Spinning

I did a thing

So I did a thing. I’ve been selling my handspun yarn since 2006 as part of Happy Fuzzy Yarn. HFY is mostly hand dyed yarn and fiber and almost exclusively wholesale now, and I’m not selling the handspun yarn wholesale. So…I realized I haven’t really been spinning that much in the last several months because …

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Time to register for Spinzilla!

I have no idea how it got to be September already. I think I lost a month. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could get all the time we’ve lost back at a lost and found? Anyway, it really is September, and that means Spinzilla registration is open! You want to sign up for Team …

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Have you made anything with your Spinzilla yarn?

You may recall I spun some merino/yak yarn during Spinzilla with the intention of making super warm mittens since my hands get really cold during the winter. I made them, and then it was unseasonably warm for months. The first day of winter felt more like the first day of spring. But when I woke …

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What I learned spinning 7370 yards during Spinzilla

Behold all the yarn I spun during Spinzilla! Last year I spun 6652 yards, and I was proud of myself, but I realized I could spin a lot more if I prepped my fiber ahead of time. So this year I prepped two pounds of BFL combed top in Death and Taxes for a sweater …

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What We Spun Last Week During Spinzilla

Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn Spinners had a fantastic Spinzilla this year!  Here’s what we made:   Now it’s time for an unofficial craft-o-rama to use all this lovely yarn. We can’t wait for next year’s Spinzilla!

How I prep my fiber PART 2

I sat down today to finish prepping my fiber for Spinzilla, and I realized I totally left out an important step in the video I did last week. D’oh! So here is part 2.   Also, note that TODAY is the last day to sign up for a Spinzilla team!  

Spinning in Ann Arbor

Spinzilla isn’t just about yardage — it’s also about community.  If you are near the Ann Arbor area, come spin with us!  These gatherings are also a great time to ask questions and get help.  You do not have to be a member of our team to attend — you do not even have to …

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How I prep my fiber

I made a video for you! I hope you like it!  

Join Us for Spinzilla

Spinzilllllllllla! A monster of a week, indeed! It’s that time again. From today through Friday October 2nd, you can sign up to participate in a little friendly yarn spinning competition. Cost is only $10 and you do not need to be an “experienced” or “good” spinner. In fact, this is a good time to learn if you have …

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Plan B: Fiberganza! The destash of the decade!

Remember that grant I applied for that would have allowed me to buy a bigger house with a much larger studio space? I didn’t get it. So, I wallowed in self pity for about 3 seconds, and then started forming Plan B. Plan B is making more space in the studio I have. There’s a …

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