Episode 182

It’s all about my visit to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in this episode.

Emilie Wohlscheid of Bricolage Studios teaching us how to spin wirecore yarn and make jewelry. We got to use these amazing drumcarders from Clemes & Clemes.
Emilie had really great tips for spinning fiber onto fine gauge wire. Here you can see the spool of wire in her right hand and a strip of fiber batt in her left.
These photos show my progress from selecting fibers, blending them with a drum carder, and finally the dimension and color of my wirecore yarn.
Wow, everyone in the class was creating wirecore yarn within a few minutes.
We used our yarn to create three different pieces of jewelry. Plus, we took home lots of our yarn and fiber supplies to create more! Emilie’s class was incredibly enjoyable and informative.

Day 1: Marybeth in her Birkin and me in my Bressay Dress.  What a thrill to find this photo on MasonDixon Knitting’s Instagram feed.


Day 2: I’m wearing the Tea House Dress by Sew House Seven and Batad by Stephen West. Marybeath is wearing Merchant & Mills’ Dress Shirt and Stephen West’s Speckle and Pop — fresh off the needles.
I just love visiting the Going Gnome booth. This felted Hedwig was incredible.
Ella took third place in the Leaping Llamas contest. She’s an amazing spinner and a member of Cashmere Kids 4H program at St. Mary’s on the Hill. Congratulations, Ella!