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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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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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Right Shoulder Redemption?

It looks like not such a big deal, this incision site.  But I have learned that rotator cuff surgery is major and requires a major commitment of healing time and physical therapy time.  Add to that a ruptured tendon in … Continue reading

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There once was an ugly yarn…

Once upon a time……..There was a poor, ugly yarn that nobody loved!  It reminded me of cherry blossoms in Central Park in the spring. Everyone else was reminded of mud. So, it sadly sat in the stash for THREE LONG … 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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Women’s Art Festival is tomorrow!

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Christmas balls?

Roving under the Christmas tree?  or stretched out like a garland?  You decide’-) Come see them all at the Women’s Art Festival, Saturday, Dec 15 at the Lake Street YWCA. 10am-5pm   But, what is roving?  Roving is wool, or … Continue reading

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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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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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