A return to blogging. Part 5

I’ve had a hiatus from blogging for a while.  Looking back, this has been a pattern in my blogging history, when things in life got too busy, overwhelming and messy, blogging goes out of the window because I want to be positive in my posts.

Also, because my blog is about spinning, I’ve tried to keep it specifically to that subject which has been limiting because, as friends and fellow spinners know – I don’t knit!  I know!!!

My journey into spinning came via creative embroidery, machine embroidery and wall hangings.  I wanted to produce my own textured thread to fill huge canvas and so I learnt to spin.

I LOVE spinning but i also want to be true to my other loves as well and embroidery is a great love too.

So this week we’ve had our Spin In where spinners come along, bring their own wheel and we spin together.  It’s held on the last Saturday of every month, 1-4pm and it’s a lovely afternoon.


Everyone is invited to the Spin In, some great ideas are hatched and the ladies are lovely (as you often find in the textile community).

But, also this week I spent a bit of time creating a collage.  I’d like to return to embroidery so I’ve made a concerted effort to keep a sketchbook.  Will post more on that in another post.

So here’s my first collage piece in years



At the time of starting it, I didn’t think it would be anything I would bother with, purely an experiment but I’m really pleased. And now I’m sorry I didn’t stretch it, I’ll have to do some research to find out how to finish it off


So, what I’m trying to say is that I will be expanding my blog posts to cover more of what I do, spinning, weaving, embroidery, if it’s textile, I’ll be doing it. I’ll aim a post a week – remind me now, you know what I’m like!