Recycled Sari Silk: Yarns and Fiber

Sari sometimes translated to “strip of cloth” is the traditional women’s garment in the Indian subcontinent.  Saris are made with a few different types of fibers, but...

Knitting with Mohair

Knitting with Mohair I’m brain storming, now in the cold weather time as I imagine the warmth of summer, I want handmade garments for summer. I have decided...

Travel and Folding Wheels Comparison

The world of spinning wheels offers many different choices regarding “travel” or “folding wheels” every wheel has its pros and cons, but here are the basics of...

Gotland

More Viking Sheep! The Gotland sheep were established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings along with Karakul and Romanov sheep that crossed with the native...

What is a Hair Sheep?

If you’ve ever seen sheep that look like goats, you might have seen a hair sheep… Hair sheep generally refer to sheep that look as if they have...

New Zealand’s Possum Blends

Saving New Zealand one Possum blend at a time! The common brushtail possum from New Zealand, is an invasive species introduced to in the 1850, and activity  damages...

Spinning Element: Auto-Wrap

  Most likely you’ve seen an auto-wrap on a core spun yarn, but did you know you can auto-wrap onto a standard single. As you spin the wool...

What’s happening on my farm- Shetland Shearing!

What's happening on my farm! I've been getting some questions about my flock at home so I thought I would share now that shearing is over. If you are...

Mohair – a Unique Goat

There are two types of fiber producing goats, goats that produce Cashmere and Angora goats that produce Mohair. All domestic goats came from a single breed of goat...

Dorper

I have to say that sheep have some of the best names, my favorites including “Dorper” (door-per). Never heard of Dorper before? That may be because some of...