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Which spindle?

A turkish, tibetan and various top whorl spindlesRead more

I get asked a lot of questions about drop spindles at shows, and in emails. Because they come in lots of different shapes and sizes, sometimes choosing which one to start with can be intimidating. Do you choose a drop spindle or a supported spindle?  Top whorl or bottom whorl? Turkish or Akha?  The more […]

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A sense of achievement

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Things have been very much up and down the last few weeks. A month ago I was taxing my brain to the max by doing quick crosswords whenever stress presented itself. Then, suddenly, the ability to use my brain at all deserted me and I’ve spent the last week inhaling Georgette Heyer Regency romances like […]

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Out of the Woods

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Well, after having rabbited on about the ‘new normal’, I got lost in the woods. I’ve spent the last week grappling with confusion and malaise.  I’m sure I’m not alone – a lot of people I’ve spoken to are really struggling to get things done, to lift themselves out of a funk brought on by […]

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Yarn shows go online!

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It’s yarn show season in the UK, or it should be. Given the circumstances, many yarn shows are taking the sad but necessary decision to cancel this year’s events. Social distancing has been shown to make a huge difference to the spread of COVID-19, and we need to try and reduce the pressure on an […]

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Trying to find silver linings

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Well, these are odd times, aren’t they? I used to write a regular blog, years ago, when I lived in Namibia as a VSO volunteer.  I had some mental health problems that writing regularly helped me to deal with. Now I have a blog that I haven’t written in nearly enough and times are stressful, […]

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