How do you best learn?

How do you best learn?

by Gretchen Frederick February 10, 2020

We learned by buying wool and visiting farms for Solitude Wool. Farm Field Days are our way of sharing that opportunity with you. Besides...it's just fun!

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the woolen-worsted continuum: semi-woolen Corriedale & Targhee 2 ply

the woolen-worsted continuum: semi-woolen Corriedale & Targhee 2 ply

by Gretchen Frederick December 15, 2016 1 comment

ITS COLD OUTSIDE! We need woolen spun yarns. I wanted to talk about two of our yarns that are semi-woolen spun at two different small US mills and how they are slightly apart on the woolen-worsted continuum. But, I didn't know why...

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what is it about woolen spun yarns?

what is it about woolen spun yarns?

by Gretchen Frederick November 29, 2016 8 comments

This is the season for woolen: warm, insulating yarns that are light in weight and cozy. But...you ask, what makes a yarn woolen? The short answer is woolen yarns are spun with fibers opened up, but going all which ways to trap air inside the yarn. They are lighter in weight, but warmer than worsted spun yarns. They tend to hold a shape, are not "hard wearing" and they can pill... but they are great for hats, blankets...sweaters, warm woolen mittens and other of my favorite things.  

 

If you want a bit of a longer explanation...read on. 

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