Tag Archives: silk

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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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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Embroidered world

  A small piece, only 12 inches square.  I decoded to call it Terra Incognita…unknown territory.  It is  an embroidery on digitally printed muslin, with a few beads.  The base image is a photo of silk and wool roving, dyed … Continue reading

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Women’s Art Festival is tomorrow!

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Eco Print Scarves Are almost Ready

The eco-printed scarves are almost ready for the Women’s Art Festival.  There are not a whole lot of them…because they are NEW! They are silk.  They are delicate. They will probably be overwhelmed by all the bright wool in the … Continue reading

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As the Dye Pot Bubbles!

Yummy things are happening in the dye kitchen!  Well, maybe that is not the best metaphor.  You should never prepare food or eat in a dye kitchen!  But, we do cook!  And the colors coming out for Christmas season are … Continue reading

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successful ecoprints….finally

Finally!  a successful set of eco-prints on silk!  coral bell, eucalyptus, pine needle, and fern simmered in a pot of rust and acid for an hour.

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