Basic Fiber How-to’s

How to Wash Wool and Fiber

Wash Wool and Fiber correctly…. without felting it! I was going through my old posts the other day and realized that my tutorial for how to wash wool and fiber is totally inadequate. That was a special — washing wool with rainwater — post. Well, the timing is perfect since I just bought a bunch […]

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Do Fiber Dyes go bad? Well, it depends…

Depends on what you mean by ‘Bad’. I tend to dye large quantities of yarn or fiber at a time so I’ll mix up 1/2 gallon batches of each color. Most of the time, there will be some dye left over. As it sits in the bottle, things happen. Some colors, like Kelly Green will […]

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Moths in your wool fiber, now what??

Do you have moths in your fiber or yarn stash? Also read: More Wool Moth Prevention Tips So you took all of the precautions in storing your fiber… washed it and carefully put it in an open, airy place with dryer sheets or herbal sachets and yet, you have wool moths.  What to do?? First, […]

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Felting Basics

Felting fascinates me.  What a great medium!   There are lots of different techniques but basically it boils down to dry or wet.  Here are just a few…. Nuno Felting Basically, it is the art of wet felting fiber through a piece of open weave fabric such as gauze or chiffon.  The fiber is placed on […]

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DIY Niddy Noddy

Ever notice how expensive our little fiber toys are? All of these little knitting and spinning tools that we “need” cost a bunch of money. Well, the good thing is that you can make a lot of these gadgets for a whole lot less. I haven’t figured out how to make a yarn ball winder […]

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Washing of the Alpaca Fiber

So I decided to delve into washing my own alpaca fiber. Usually I just send it to the mill for processing but I have so much that will not become yarn or roving, I decided what the heck. Not like i have anything else to do (ahem). Well…quickly found out this can be an exercise […]

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