Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Tailspin" yarn

I'm not sure I ever want to do this but I found this interesting. She really sounds a bit "speedy" and for me spinning is a more mellow sort of activity. She may be doing this for the camera. I'm more at ease when I turn the sound off and just watch her.

The end result sort of looks like a Hungarian Puli dog. You've seen them they are the dogs with all the dread locks. I'm not sure I want to wear a Hungarian Puli dog around my neck.

Here she is suggesting that Jimi Hendrix or Stephen Tyler may want to wear this sort of scarf. OMG... I just saw her hair! It reaches past her rear end! She better be careful not to spin her hair into her yarn! Personally I never got the "long" hair bit. I certainly do not find long hair attractive especially when it's really really long. Not to talk about old ladies with long hair, don't even get me started on that!
When I see old ladies with long hair "witch" comes to mind and besides it's a lot of work to manage all that hair.

I'm sorry for ragging on Natalie, especially that I'm actually enjoying her videos but I have issues! In this video she is showing us the proper sitting position! Get rid of the high heels and cut the hair!

Posture is very important what they are not mentioning is standing up every half hour or so just to give your body a change sort of like in baseball when they have the 7th inning stretch. Warming up your fingers and hands also help, of course getting a massage every so often is excellent too.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This is what happens when you don't sheer a sheep

NZ mourns death of Shrek the famously shaggy sheep

FILE - In this April 28, 2004 file, Shrek the 9-year-old merino wether is photographed before he has his fleece shorn at the Golden Gate Lodge in Cromwell, New Zealand. New Zealanders are mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep. The shaggy icon named Shrek was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years. Shrek captured the public's imagination in 2004 after he evaded the annual shearing roundups for seven years by hiding in caves on his farm on the South Island. (AP Photo/FOTOPRESS, Ross Land, File)

Monday, May 9, 2011


I purchased my Schacht combs up at the "Studio 66 Retreat" (May 2011)
The vender was Weaver's Cupboard, Gail M. Marlow-Kickey
8287 Calle del Prado
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

I found this video on how to use these. There are two different kinds that I saw, one set was narrower and wider with finer "teeth". The other the one is for wool and is shorter and the teeth courser.

When one of the ladies showed me how to make "rollags" the key was to pet like you would a kitten as opposed to stabbing.