Category Archives: handspinning

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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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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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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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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Fiber Season is heating up

The first bubbling pots of the dye season have been emptied and cooled.  Yarnover,my first show of the year, is arriving soon. Yarnover will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 7:45 am – 4:45 pm.  It will be held at Hopkins High … Continue reading

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More holiday spinning

Not that I actually get a vacation!  ( See the Susan Hensel Art blog ) So, you remember the rare breed box my son sent me for Christmas?  See the lovely, light brown fleece in the upper right corner?   … Continue reading

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Holiday Spinning

My son sent me a rare breed box from Namaste Farms for Christmas this year. Ryeland, Boreray, southdown, Manx Loughtan, Black Welsh Mountain.  I washed them all immediately.  They were of varying quality…short cuts, some scurf, stuff…but the Boreray!  Oh … Continue reading

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