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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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Silken times for Shepherd’s Harvest

Pulled silk “roving” Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is coming soon and there are some important changes to be aware of.  Dates, times and admission have changed.   May 16th – 18th 2014 Friday, May 16th Classes only Saturday, May 17th 9:00 … Continue reading

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Silk Hankies

The first run of Silk Hankies has made it through the dye bath…ready for Yarnover and Shepherd’s Harvest.

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Holiday spinning of rare fibers

I carded and spun the Manx Loughtan.  It was full of second cuts, but spun up to be a lovely, springy little skein.  The close up shows the richness of the coloration. Believe it or not, I combed this Southdown. … Continue reading

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Double Drive…no dilemma

In early December I bought a Matchless wheel, made by Schacht Spindle Company, from the estate of Betty Flannigan. It came home with rubbing footmen and treadles.  But with the kind help of Judy Goebbel, we got it running properly. … Continue reading

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Perendale- transformed

I got a shipment from RH Linsey Wool Merchants yesterday.  I had forgotten that I had ordered some unwashed fleece!  The Pernedale locks on the website were irresistable….and dirty.  Scroll down to see how white and glossy they are now!  Super … Continue reading

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The garden comes to a book

 Today, as the culmination of a multi day process, I immersed a book in a cutch and logwood bath and removed magic! 2 days ago, I applied either milk or soda ash mordant to a variety of scraps of cloth: … Continue reading

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Women’s Art Festival is tomorrow!

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