Category Archives: Interview

Skirting a Fleece

Although we discussed skirting briefly in this post, I thought it would be beneficial to go into more depth.  Skirting is one of those processes that is sometimes misunderstood.  In some ways, it sounds straight forward and in other ways it isn’t.  Skirting is the process of removing the outer edges of the fleece and

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The Spectrum of Worsted and Woolen

The terms woolen and worsted can get confusing even for experienced fiber artists.  Caryn Vainio, an accomplished fiber artist, alpaca farmer, and a fellow live streamer shared her time with us to discuss the intricacies of woolen and worsted yarns.   Q: Can you explain what we mean when we say “worsted” and “woolen?” First,

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