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Lanolizing Natural Wool

Lanolizing Wool for a Natural Color-Work Project – January 2018 Fiber Club Tutorial

Wool is a WONDROUS fiber with incredible properties that make it a joy to experiment with in many projects! Wool is durable, takes dye well, resists soiling/odor,...

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Wensleydale

This wool was so fun to work with, I went from undyed wool to a two-ply finished yarn in less than two days. I simply could not...
Dyed Silk Hankies using Country Classics Dye

A Crepe Yarn Recipe with SILK, The Wonder Fiber! February 2018 Fiber Club Tutorial

The month of Love! Of course we had to spoil our Fiber of the Month Club Members with Luxurious Fibers and a One of a Kind spinning...

Navajo Plying on a Drop Spindle Basics with Rachel Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iFZdGL_8wU Rachel, our local spinning guru demonstrates Navajo Plying on a drop spindle.  She breaks down the basics of Navajo Plying for beginners and intermediate spinners alike.  Make...

Roving and Sliver and Batts! Oh My!

There seem to be an outstanding number of words that define the world of spinning fiber. Each one was developed to concisely inform about the steps and...

Muskox and Qiviut

Muskox is the most misleading name for creatures in the fiber world. Named “Musk” for the distinctive smell of associated with them; they have no musk glands....

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Cheviot

This is some tough stuff! This week, in my eight weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing, I worked with Cheviot roving. If you are looking for a...

Drop a Thread – A Knitter Turned Spinner

Like most knitters and crocheters, I have never had a problem finding a yarn that I could love.  Just ask my wife about my stash!  This is...

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...

Creating Stacks and Stack Traps Plying

How to… Create Stacks When Plying First you need two singles with enough twist to ply, that are of a comparable thickness, you could have different sizes but...

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