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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...

Spinning September 2017’s Fiber Of The Month Club – Autumnal Luxury

Have you ever received exotic fiber or luxurious blends? Or perhaps, a blend with mismatched fiber lengths and you weren't sure where to begin? The lure of...

Spinning Tips for learning to spin and Trav’s Dow of Spinning

There are so many different thicknesses of yarn from worsted and bulky weight all the way down to lace and fingering it can be challenging to figure...
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,...

Quick Breakdown of Spinning Wheel Tensions

Here's a really quick breakdown of how different wheel's tensions work. All spinning wheels, as simple machines, require tension within the system. The system can be divided into:...

Working with Two Pitch aka Viking Combs!

There are two main types of combs, English multi-pitch combs or Viking two pitch combs. About all Combs: Diameter of the tines: the larger the diameter of the...

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...

Louet Jumbo Art Yarn Flyer

The Louet Jumbo Art Yarn Flyer works on more Louet wheels than it doesn’t.This flyer fits S10, S15, S17, S51, S70, S71, S75, S76, S77 Louet wheels....

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Targhee

It's so fluffy!!! I can't believe how soft and squishy this fiber is! This week, in my eight weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing, I worked...

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