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Silk Reeling

In the world of spinning, we often think of silk as an add-in for spinning.  We blend silk top with our wool.  We spin mawata into lumpy, bumpy silk thread.  We dye cocoons and incorporate them whole into our art yarns.  We often don’t consider reeling silk.  Reeling silk is hard.  Reeling silk requires lots of

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Scrappy Yarns

What do you do when you have little scraps of fiber sitting around the studio, bits and bobs, tufts from other projects?  While mini-skeins is often the answer, I am not a fan of minis without a specific purpose in mind. If I can’t coordinate a full project, sometimes I just combine down and blend

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Natural Dyes – Onion Skins

Onions are one of the most common vegetables found worldwide. They’re not just a delicious staple, they can also be used to dye with! Natural dyeing can be intimidating for beginners, but onion skins are an easy place for beginners to start. Yellow onion skins will produce a bright yellow-to-orange color. Red onion skins will

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Art Yarn, Heart Yarn

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!  Depending on your perspective, today is either a day full of love or loathing.  I won’t judge either way. Today, I’d like to share some art yarns we spun this last year.  First, we have a tailspun yarn  using soft green and brown locks.  The locks were spun using a coreless

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Art Book in Action

During 2017, a colleague and I have been working on a fabric art book inspired in part by Louise Bourgeois’s work. Bourgeois is probably best known for her giant metal spider sculptures, but she also did a series of fabric books. There is a beautifully executed children’s picture book called Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of

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Website Launch

Greetings, friends and welcome as I launch my new website!  If you have found your way here, you may be familiar with me from my Ravelry, Twitch, Etsy, or my other social media presence. Creating a website will give me an opportunity to gather all of those outlets into one location and will act as

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