Farm to Bobbin


Here’s a peek into my off-of-school-for-the-holiday lifestyle. As you can see, clearly, I lead two separate and creative lives. I teach during the day and then, in my off-time, I create. I’m sure so many of you can relate.


As you can see in the background, I HAVE to include Harry Potter. Usually, I time my projects in Harry Potter movies. For instance, I know that I can start and finish one fingerless mitten in the timespan of Deathly Hallows Part 1.

I received a whole shearing of two alpaca. One, the white, has already been washed and has been 80% spun into a 2-ply skein of yarn. The other bag, a lovely camel color, is sitting in my fiber room, waiting to become yarn.


Hopefully I’ll get that drum carder for Christmas so I can get these types of projects finished even faster.

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About craftcafedfw

Ashley is an elementary school teacher in the Fort Worth area who has a vision and mission to bring community members together in the name of arts, crafts, and the greater good. I am in the process of building up the name of Craft Cafe as not only a place where crafters meet to enjoy themselves as they work, but as a community outreach movement to improve the lives of others, namely children, in a variety of ways. Although the idea for Craft Cafe is as new as a spring chick, Ashley is deeply committed to the mission of providing enriching opportunities for children and adults through the arts, crafting, education, and the environment.

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    • OH, spinning can be the best therapy. The best productive therapy. I usually pair it with other forms of therapy such as wine-drinking. Seems to make the day better. I have an Ashford Traditional. I’m actually in the market for an additional spinning wheel that has a larger orifice that will allow me to make much larger, heavier yarns. I also want to learn how to make craft yarn that sells for a thousand bucks a yard. That would be GREAT!

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