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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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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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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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Shepherd’s Harvest Preparations slow down

It would seem that I do not deal well with deliriously beautiful weather.  Sunday, sunny Sunday, on a dry, level sidewalk, I fell and slammed my shoulder, badly. Gideon, bless his heart, stared at me with puzzled devotion as I … Continue reading

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Lazy Blogging, Busy Fibering?

I admit it!  I have been a lazy blogger!  But I have been busily, diligently weaving.  I have set a tender goal for myself, as opposed to a hard and fast goal, to weave at least a scarf a week … Continue reading

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I’ve got Batt in the Belfry!

I know I mentions the joy of dyeing recently.  But did I mention the joy of “painting” with wool and mixed fibers on the carder?   These batts are lustrous, luscious.  Each of them has some bamboo added to increase luster … Continue reading

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Ah wool! Your colors intoxicate me!

Did I ever mention how much I love to dye wool?  How eager the fiber is to absorb the maximum amount of color possible?  How the act of dyeing is pretty close to” instant gratification color”? I did?  Well, let … Continue reading

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