I said I would build an electric spinning wheel, and here it is :) In my post about the electric yarn winder I got some very good advice concerning the flyer I could use to build one. So first I wrote Woolmakers to ask if they sold the flyer of the Bliss spinning wheel individually. That would have been nice since I already have a lot of bobbins and other accessories. Unfortunately I never got an answer and so I ordered Ashford parts. Continue reading
I finished ‘electric yarn winding station’ project. I already wrote a blog post about the process from idea to prototype and today I want to wrap things up show you how the final version of my yarn winder looks like and how it works. I hope this project will be easy to reconstruct for anyone who is interested. Continue reading
I built an electric yarn winding station. Well, I assembled it, to be correct. When I bought the yarn for my wonder woman wrap in Cary, NC, USA the electric yarn winding station used in the store left a desire to someday own one of my own ;) The yarn winding station was great, It was winding all of the costumers yarn while the shop owner was still able to do other things. Now that I have seen this, I wonder why not every yarn store has one. And I wondered what kept me from having one too ;) But before I start telling you about my new winding station it makes sense to clarify what a yarn winding station is and what it is used for. Continue reading
From time to time people/companies ask me if I was interested in reviewing their products on my blog. Most of the time I say no and only if I really like the product and the conditions I say yes. Because I know how hard it is to stay objective and write something negative but honest about something that I feel I got ‘for free’.
All year I have been waiting for this years Outfit Along! It was such a great experience to participate in it last year and it opened some new doors to me knit wise as well as sewing wise. For those of you you haven’t heart about it yet the Outfit Along is about sewing a whole outfit. Lauren is presenting a dress she picked on her blog and writing in detail about all the steps it takes to make it. And Andi writes in her blog about the knitting pattern she picked. But everyone is free to chose her own patterns and make her own outfit. Continue reading