Tag Archive: TdF


From Tour de Fleece 2011

Finished Project: Bountiful Harvest

Current Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Future Project: Blue and Green Superwash or Emotion Colorway Superwash

Tour de France Stage 6 Tourist Guide

Rialto Beach in the Olympic National Forest, State of Washington (TripAdvisor Link)

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TdF Day 5

The few first minutes are devoted to going over the stage 5 route of the Tour de France and then I give some advice on WPI tools as well as a couple of reviews.

From Tour de Fleece 2011

Bountiful Harvest is DONE!!!!

Links to things mentioned:

Tour de France Stage 5 Tourist Guide

Spinner’s Control Card from VIPfibers – Evidently she only sells wholesale now and the price has gone up considerably since I bought mine years ago. I guess I got in on one of the first runs. Its still worth it to have it as one of your fiber tools.

iSpin Toolkit spinning app for iPhone

Current Spinning Project:

Pima Cotton on Tibetan Support Spindle

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

From Tour de Fleece 2011

Tour de France Tourist Guide

Whats the Difference Between Batts, Roving and Top by Ask the Bellwether – A very good blog about spinning by a woman local to the Pacific Northwest

What are batts, top, roving and so forth? by Abby’s Yarns – Considered one of the foremost experts on spinning

Video showing how to make a batt on a home drum carder

Video showing an industrial carding machine producing sliver roving

I also forgot to mention another type of roving called Pencil Roving. Pencil roving is usually thinner than most Pin-drafted roving and technically should be the thickness of a #2 pencil. However, like all other thicknesses of roving, merchants will vary in what they label pencil roving. I have seen pencil roving that was about the thickness of the pin-drafted roving I showed you and Ive seen roving the thickness of a #2 pencil called pin-drafted roving.

Stripping a Batt for Spinning – The technique I use to turn a rectangular batt into thin strips of roving

Spanish Peacock

Some Nalbinding videos on YouTube

Google Images for Tibetan Spindles

Google Images for Russian Spindles

Current Spinning Projects:

Bountiful Harvest by CJ Kopec Creations
75% Merino/25% Colonial Wool Batt in teal blue, olive, copper and dark turquoise
Single z-twist 12-14 wpi

Pima Cotton on Tibetan Support Spindle

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

Tour de France 2011 -“An annual bicycle race held in France and nearby countries” from Wiki

Tour de Fleece 2011 on Ravelry – An annual yarn spinning event that coincides with the Tour de France

Rodeo Drive-In

Current Spinning Project:

Bountiful Harvest by CJ Kopec Creations
75% Merino/25% Colonial Wool Batt in teal blue, olive, copper and dark turquoise
Single z-twist 12-14 wpi

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther