Scroll through my Creative Gallery to your heart's content! This is a mini-representation of my work during each season. It features hand spun projects and experiments as well as fleece and fiber preparations, tools, spinning wheels... basically anything fiber-related and inspiration! Some pictures showcase natural colors of fibers; others boast of lively color. To enlarge an image, simply click on it. There, you will find a brief description and some will have links to blog posts and take you to the online shop. So kick your feet up, lounge, and feel free to browse as you please. I hope this inspires you to be creative too... Enjoy!
New polymer clay jewelry!
Handspun Stitch collection is growing. Check out the jewelry section of the online shop to purchase a stitch or two.
Spinning on the Swedish Accelerator
This is a top view of my Swedish accelerator wheel. I am spinning super thin for a 3-ply sock yarn.
Tour de Fleece 2018 yarn
This year's tour de fleece results. You can learn more about this year's tour de fleece in my blog.
A new batt set I made for the summertime. It is sold out. However, it is one of my favorite sets.
11 Wheels and Counting
The great spinning wheel challenge of the year for me. Spin on all 11 spinning wheels that I own during the Tour de Fleece and make yarn on each. Mission accomplished! Check the blog for details.
Textured batts for the change of season. Spring shifts into Summer and quite quickly, might I add...
Handspun art yarn
Sometimes you have an urge to do something you haven't done before. This yarn was it for me. Just a personal project, nothing too fancy plus square beads, ;).
4 Ribbons this year? What?!
I won 4 ribbons for the Open Skein Competition in the Experienced Class at the 2018 Wisconsin at the Sheep and Wool Festival: 2 First Place and 2 Second Place Ribbons, all different categories.
Twin Towers Ridgeway Spinning Wheels
Same wheel maker, 2 different finishes. I really like this picture.
How I rigged a flyer...
No surprise here. I enjoy restoring older wheels and getting them in working condition. Now, what do you do when your flyer has hooks on the far end of the bobbin? Stay tuned... Secret to be revealed.
New Handspun Knit Stitch Jewelry
New jewelry added to the site. Handworked clay jewelry with accents. This one is called Still Standing. Check out the rest of goodies in the shop!
Dark Forest, Bright Sky spun up!
This one is a super wash merino, bamboo and silk blend. Spun as a project for my 10 year old and 5 year old. In this photo, the fiber is all spun up as singles for a 3-ply! Great dye job by KimDyesYarn, a very talented fiber artist and yarn/fiber dyer.
A perfect batt for the Autumn season! Forest green, warm green and burgundy accents. Find it in the fiber shop!
Anzula Luxury Fiber spinning singles
This yarn is the perfect color combination for Autumn. The colorway is called Earth. I bought the yarn from StevenBe's shop in Minneapolis, what a fun spin—superwash merino and stellina blend.
Anzula Luxury Fiber: Earth complete!
This is my favorite navajo ply so far. It is the softest yarn and was a delightful spin. It changed my mind about superwash as well.
Wildfire Batt Set
Deep, vibrant oranges and a deep charcoal black with beautiful bits of varying colors throughout the batt for a vibrant, texture spin or felt project. Find more batts in the fiber shop.
Dark Forest, Bright Sky complete!
This is the after photo of the yarn spun up and steam set. Look at that sheen. It is truly delightful to the touch.
Filigree Fashion Jewelry
Adjustable rings with hand-worked polymer clay. New designs for the Handspun knit stitch jewelry collection. Check out the different finishes— antique bronze and antique copper shown here.
Closeup of a new Diz creation
This polymer clay diz has a beautiful gold accent. Using a diz, helps to pull and draft consistent, continuous strips of fiber when removing from fiber tools. This (and others) will be added to Shop (in the Accessories section)! Stay tuned!
Where do you want to go?
I saw this in a store believe it or not and took a picture of it. It reminds me to think of where I am going, not where I am currently.
I took this picture and thought how pretty and calming are these colors together. Simple yet elegant.
Just Call Me Mellow Large Pendant
A unique jewelry piece made from polymer clay–part of the Handspun Stitch Jewelry collection! Check out this and other designs!
My flowers begin growing mid-spring. Such a refreshing color combination!
Polymer Clay Creations
Check out my new release of handspun stitch jewelry made with polymer clay. There are rings, necklaces, and earrings available in my online shop. Shawl pins and new dizes will be added very soon! Stay tuned!
Preparing bison near the lake!
I love the stillness of water and being near it helps me relax and wind down.
A handknit finish for the season!
The Bolt Tee is complete and the recipient has received it, and it fits like a charm. What a pleasure it was to make this piece!
Current spin project: 100% alpaca
This is part of a larger batch of alpaca that I am currently spinning for a farmer.
HK Design and Custom Order
This is the beginning of a new design and custom order for a client. I can't wait to see the transitions come to life!
Handspun from Fleece to Yarn
An art yarn custom request complete. It was skirted unwashed BFL/Shetland sheep's wool that I dyed and spun for an order.
Books *New Addition to the Website*
Invest in your creative growth. Try a new skill with classic knit and crochet books.
HK Events *New Website Addition*
Be sure to check out the Events tab on the menu bar of the website! There, you will find details about upcoming fiber events.
Wednesday's Live Craft and Chat!
Join me at www.facebook.com/heavenlyknitchet every Wednesday for a LIVE craft and chat session!
HK Exclusive Handwoven Art Scarf
Find this and other knit and crochet products at Shop HK -> Fashion
Fabulous Blanket to Process!
Look at the crimp on THAT alpaca! Yes, it is alpaca. It will be LOVELY to spin!
Prep Like a Pro!
A close look at how I prep. I will be teaching a workshop at this year's YarnCon in Chicago, IL. Check out more info for Prep Like a Pro! workshop at my blog.
Think Outside the Braid
Think Outside the box with your next spin project! Find this workshop at YarnCon 2018. Learn more about this class in my blog post.
HK Custom design. Hand knit!
Here is the back of a custom sweater design. The recipient, Susan, loves it! Learn about this process at my blog.
Handspun Alpaca Commission Work
I completed an alpaca contract, where I hand washed raw alpaca and blended it with silk and spun it into beautiful sport-weight yarn.
Sweet Watermelon Batt
A sneak peak at a new batt I made with merino and touches of Angelina. It will be available for purchase shortly.
Lone Flowers in a Field
During a morning walk, I stopped and saw these pretty flowers hiding in the field. Don't hide yourself, you are gorgeous. :)
Getting ready for TWEED! :)
Preparing to make super textural art batts during the 2017 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. Learn more about the adventure on my blog.
Inspiration- Renovating My Workspace
This flower is the inspiration for my workspace. I love the color yellow and decided to paint and spray paint and decorate around this color scheme. More details to follow.
Creative Bullet Journaling
Welcoming Summer with a new habit and goal-setter using a bullet journal. To read more about the start of this journey, check out the "Setback to Setup" blog post.
Alpaca Spinning and Sampling
This sample was produced from a mixed batt of Suri and Huacaya alpaca featuring touches of Sari silk, silk, Angelina, and firestar. The alpaca came from an alpaca farm, and the batt was made by a wonderful lady named Sheila.
Worldwide Spin in Public Day Demo
A snapshot of my wheel while I demonstrated handspinning yarn on a modern wheel. :)
Handspinning for TdF 2017
These are my current handspun yarns spun during this year's TdF. To learn more, check out my latest blog post about TdF.
My First Skein Competition
Learn more about my experience on my blog. :)
Nest of Robin's Eggs
Knit stitch markers that can be converted to crochet stitch markers. Now available for purchase!
Malabrigo Nube Archangel Phase One
This braid was used to produce a low twist singles yarn.
Custom Joy Orifice Hook
I made a custom orifice hook for a friend who bought her Joy spinning wheel secondhand.
Romney batts that came from covered sheep's wool and were washed and drumcarded.
Custom Diz in Rainbow-like colors
These are made with polymer clay, baked, sanded, buffed and polished with a professional varnish. More are available for purchase in the Accessories section of Shop HK.
Spinning wheel 6
Yes, this is my sixth spinning wheel. It is a Frank/Sydney Fell wheel. I scooped her up at a flea market and she spins gloriously.
Malabrigo Nube Phase Two
This is was the handspan yarn looks like from the Malabrigo Nube braid. I took this yarn and knitted a cowl from it.
Barter Work Close Up
This is what the Romney looks like all clean and ready to card!
Natural flowers from my backyard.
Custom Crochet Hook & Stitch Markers
The set was made for a fiber swap I participated in. The hook holder was made out of polymer clay and so were the round stitch markers. More will be made for sale in the Accessories section of Shop HK!
A beautiful purchase of raw lincoln wool that ended up with super curly locks. My basket makes this picture look like a pillow. :)
My navajo plied yarn that I spun while on a road trip in Mississippi. It is sweet and reminds me of an apple orchard.
I received squishy fiber mail...
It was one batt and a set of coordinating rolags. It was a marvelous spin but I have yet to decide with what to ply them.
Malabrigo Nube Final Phase
This is the cowl I made using the handspun Malabrigo braid. It is very soft and 100% merino.
A Glance at the Flowers
I get a lot of inspiration from flowers. I love their colors and beauty against the green and brown and grey background. Simple but pleasant.
Handspun Superwash Merino 3-Ply
Approx. 410 yards, 4.4 oz.
Sport Weight. Navajo Ply.
Spun on Lendrum DT spinning wheel.
Early Winter handspinning session... Superwash merino handspun on my lovely Lendrum.
No Winter Blues - Jacob
Roving I had won from a raffle. Beautiful, hand-dyed Jacob spun with neps in 2-ply. Sorry, this one isn't for sale!
Fiber Source - Arlene Vasquez
Winter Combing Sessions
Hand combed South African Merino and Polypay wool. Very fine, very soft.
Navajo-plying leftover lace singles from hand-dyed merino (top two).
Handspun 2-ply sample of a batt that was made on my drum carder using Corriedale and wool from other breeds plus tastes of Sari silk.
Custom Designed Baby Set
These sets are made to order. Email all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Chunky Monkey Clutch
I designed this clutch using my handspun jumbo yarn. The yarn is currently available in different colors.
Chain Breaker Handspun Yarn
Handspun grey and black yarn with hints of lavender.
Delicate lace cowl. An exclusive HK design featuring a beautiful Tunisian crochet stitch. Available for order.
Suri Alpaca (Raw)
Long 6-inch Suri Alpaca raw fleece. Beautiful locks, very soft and fine.
My Autumn Mood Board
Zeke and Noble helped me pick leaves for this. I hand-knitted the swatch using my handspun Romney wool.
HK Cabled Ear Warmers
This is what I was inspired to make using the Autumn mood board.
Collecting yarns and magazines and fibers.
My Superbulky Handspun Yarn. Yummy.
My lovely handspun in super bulky weight.
My handspun mystery yarn. Linen?
Here's the mystery yarn spun on the quill attachment of my Lendrum.
Replacing leather bearings on an older Canadian Production spinning wheel.
Red Riding Hood - Handcombing Wool
Used my combs to turn clean fleece to combed top for spinning. The left two are Romney lamb, and the right basket is Cormo.
My Cream Colored Handspun
Handspun Romney ewe lamb's wool.