When I took a class at the SCA Twelfth Night event on nålbinding, I asked the instructor about the spiral design I’ve seen by a few other textile artists. While the instructor didn’t have advice, since she hasn’t used that design yet, I was still inspired to give it a whirl myself all the same.
When I took a class at the SCA Twelfth Night event on nålbinding, the instructor taught us the York Stitch. I ended up not quite following her directions, but adapted what she taught to a technique that felt more natural to me.
The stitch is the same, it’s only how I treat the working yarn that is different than her instruction. Her instruction was perfect though for someone new to naalbinding – to keep the steps clear.
In the class I was working on a hat, but the stitches were very inconsistent as I was learning the stitch. When I got home, I decided to put that project aside (since I only had the yarn from class, nothing that matched at home) and start a new project using the York Stitch.
I attended Festival of the Snoweaters in October, and it’s taken me this long to get to the few photos I took to share them…
I taught two classes – Introduction to naalbinding, and Introduction to lucet.
Super squishy #wool yarn all dried and ready for me to begin #naalbinding 🙂 #handspun on the #spinningWheel borrowed from @blacksheephandspvn (I'm still learning… if you want to see gorgeous #yarn, all dyed with natural dyes, go check out her feed) 🐑 #yarnAddict #spinnersOfInstagram #nälbinding #boneNeedle #justVikingThings #Viking #FibreArts #VikingStyle
If you follow me on Instagram (pssst – follow me!) you might have seen that during December I was able to borrow a spinning wheel from a friend and begin spinning some different wools that I bought at the going-out-of-business sale at Shuttleworks.
Yummy super soft, super fine (for me at least) 100% pure wool yarn in natural undyed white. I actually am not sure what I will DO with such fine #yarn, since to #nälbind anything with it would take SO much #wool. Any ideas? Do I need to re-learn how to #knit? 🐑 #yarnAddict #spinnersOfInstagram #spinning #spinningWheel #handmade #handspun #mySCA #knitting #naalbinding #nälbinding
Since not everyone who reads my blog follows me on Instagram, I thought I’d show off a few of the photos here. 🙂
This wool is all New Zealand Shetland fleece, a natural, undyed off-white colour.
This New Zealand Shetland Sliver is over spun, but I'm planning to ply it up. The #swift is borrowed from Monna Caterina, while the wheel is borrowed from @blacksheephandspvn . The ball winder is actually mine though… I bought it and the wool roving from the now-closed #Shuttleworks. #Handspinning #handmade #handspun #spinning #spinningWheel #spinnersOfInstagram #yarnAddict #wool #craft #crafty #reenactorsOfInstagram #FibreArts
I decided to spin LOTS while I had use of the wheel, so I haven’t actually MADE anything else out of this yarn since spinning and washing (setting) it. It will eventually likely be used for naalbinding, unless I can fall in love again with knitting perhaps….