Posts Tagged ‘Speckled Ram’

Visigoths in the Attic?

August 17, 2009



Spun Horned Dorset Singles

Originally uploaded by The Speckled Ram Fibers

I’d like to blame my absence on a Visigoth siege on upon my keep. If only some swarthy barbarians could be blamed! But it would be a big lie. I think the summer doldrums struck… along with really annoying computer issues.

I’m getting back on the fiber wagon again slowly. I even ordered some lovely spinning fibers for myself about a week ago. Rustic fibers to try out. At present I am taking a break from my Etsy shop. I have some home projects that need attending before another crisp winter sets in. I move slowly in the heat and humidity, don’t ya know??!!

Be well. Stay cool.

Updating Etsy Store with New Fibers

March 7, 2009

I have added some new fibers for sale to my Speckledram Etsy store. Get them while they’re hot. I have more to list than what I have posted just now…. so keep checking in with me.

Hope everyone is doing well this month. I am looking forward to days with longer daylight hours. Be well.

Colour Blending Fibers: Hackle & Diz

January 12, 2009

Colour Blending Fibers: Hackled & Diz

 Now that it is a new year, hello 2009, one of my goals is to break out of set “fiber arts behaviors”.  I started doing this by spinning yarn using my various drop spindles.  Spinning with a drop spindle is so rewarding.  So digging it. Why did I just let them sit there for so long? Anyhoo,  I recommend everyone interested in the fiber arts giving spindling a whirl.

I’ve also been playing with my blending hackle and diz.. For so long I just let them sit in a corner. Why? Well,   not any more!  I’ve decided that 2009 is going to be all about exploration and learning — breaking out of old habits.  I’ve decided to challenge myself  — try new spinning technique, explore natural dyeing more and try weaving with an inkle loom.  So HELLO 2009!  Hello to new horizons! Goodbye 2008!

Books for Sale

September 3, 2008

 Greetings to everyone. I am destashing many items from my fiber studio.  So it is time to part with some of my treasures.  Please take a peek when you have a moment.  You can find them listed on my Etsy shop — http://speckledram.etsy.com.

Because I am destashing!

Because I am destashing!

To save you money, unless requested in advance, I will ship books using the USPS Media mail service, which is based on distance and weight.  I will also combine the shipping of items if you prefer.  Contact me if you have any questions.

I will post more bools for sale toward the end of October and early Novemeber 2008. Check back with me.
All the best, Pepper

Structo ArtCraft Tabletop 24″ Loom

August 24, 2008

Structo Table Top Loom with Levers

I bought this vintage Structo tabletop loom this summer. I have yet to remove the weaving which came on it. I am so pleased to have stumbled across this 4-harness loom. It is much heavier than it looks.

I created a Flickr group for individuals with Structo looms. Please join the group and share your Structo loom photos. By the by, I would love to learn more about the Structo Company. Please feel free to post such information using Flickr’s comments feature.