In high school, my computer coding instructor once asked me, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, of course, one bite at a time. Whether the project is small or sweater-quantity, it is always easier to tackle if it is broken into smaller elements. I like to think about it like little nuggets
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Happy 101st post, ya’ll. We’ve been working it hard this year! A yarn balance is one of the often under appreciated tools of the fiber artist. Used to determine how many yards are in a pound of yarn, this tool can help you determine how much yarn you have on a cone, or how much
During the last ten years, I have used a number of different scouring agents in my studio to process raw fleece, including Kookaburra Scour, Unicorn Power Scour and dish-washing liquids. Unicorn remains my favorite. Early in my adventures, I learned that, while dish-washing liquid will work, many of them contain enzymes which help break down the grease.
Knitting needles are hotly debated in the fiber arts world. And while I’m, admittedly, not a knitting expert, I do have an opinion when it comes to the needles I use. I discovered Chiagoo needles shortly after I had completed my wedding veil, a cobweb silk monstrosity which I knitted on a cheap set of