Category Archives: dye

Shepherd’s Harvest coming soon!

The dyeing season has begun!  Stay tuned for more photos of NEW fibery goodness! Shepherd’s Harvest Festival Find me in Building D!!!! May 13th – 15th 2016 Friday, May 13th Classes only Saturday, May 14th 9:00 – 5:00 Sunday, May … Continue reading

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Home Brew (Lots of photos!)

Most years I teach a 2 Saturday dyeing class for the Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota called Home Brew.  In this class I teach an overview of dyeing protein and cellulose fibers safely at home.  We cover acid dyes: several ways to … Continue reading

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Avocado

I have been collecting avocado pits for sometime, keeping them in the freezer.  I finally put them in a pot with clear water and boiled them for an hour or so.  They fell apart, proving that you do not need … Continue reading

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Alpaca, Merino/Silk, Gotland

New product arrived today.  The softest, creamiest Baby Alpaca! Salt & Pepper Merino/ Tussah Silk  and Gotland roving.  Merino/silk, alpaca…we know how soft they are!  The are, indeed, dreamy!  You just want to roll around in them.       … Continue reading

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Still Raining, Still Drying

It’s still raining and the wool is still drying.  On top of that, the basement flooded during the spring thaw and is still so moist that things are not drying as fast as usual.  I extract most of the water … Continue reading

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Feelling the felt flowers

  I was in a real flower mood this winter when I was searching for new products!  Imagine that!  These are iron-ons…but who says that’s the only way to use them?  Being a handspinner of artyarns from time to time, … Continue reading

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Baubles and Beads

  I have always really like “eyeballs” in artyarn.  So, I went looking.  These are actually much more tame and certainly pretty.  Polka Dot felt bauables for your yarn or jewlery making. SHEPHERDS HARVEST FESTIVAL May 16th – 18th 2014 … Continue reading

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Additions for felters, artyarn spinners and sewists!

    I am always looking for new things to bring to the adventuresome fiber artist. This year I found a variety of silk and felt flowers, intended for sewers, for sure.  But it occurred to me that with the … Continue reading

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So Many Colors in the Pot

Today was a dyeing day.  Lots of yummy colors.  Of course there had to be the “required” turquoise, pink and lavender…but take a look at the pink I got in the other pot!  It is luminous!  And I am wild … Continue reading

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Wild silk cocoons

  This year I found a source for tussah cocoons.  They are cut open, but parts remain, so to speak. And they are still full of seracin.   So, how might you use these? Silk takes acid dyes beautifully, once … Continue reading

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