I have been an admirer of the work of Suzy Brown of WoolWench for a number of years. She just posted a really cool and easy tutorial for creating a scarf, shawl, or anything really using art yarn and some basic sewing skills. No knitting, felting, crocheting, or weaving required. Take a look here.
I just wanted to let you know about something new in my shop. I already offer a rainbow of merino top and bamboo top in my shop in small 2-ounce organza bags that make it easy to get lots of colors without needing to invest a lot, but I just added a new listing especially… Read More Felter’s Delight Fiber Set
I just discovered a great tutorial series on nuno felting by Terri Pike. Here are the videos on nuno felting: And here’s another one on different types of add-ins you can use in felt:
If you love all the wonderful colors of silk hankies and would love to knit or crochet with them but you don’t spin, here’s a great tutorial on how to knit directly from them:
Recently, my daughter made this gorgeous new colorway in art batt form that we decided to call Renaissance Festival. Inspired by the colors, I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to make a fractal yarn and show you how at the same time. I have to start with a bit of an explanation. Normally… Read More How to Spin a Fractal Yarn – A Photo Tutorial
It’s almost time! For the first time I will be participating in the Flagstaff Wool Festival this year. I’ve been wanting to do it for a few years now, and each time I have gone to it, I have just loved fondling fiber and finding some new and wonderful fibers to add to my inventory… Read More Flagstaff Wool Festival
In my last post, I showed you the finished product from my first skein of the new type of art yarn I just came up with, which I’m naming Dimensional Yarn. The thing that makes this yarn unique is that it goes from thin at one end to super bulky at the other end, which… Read More Dimension Yarn – A Photo Tutorial
Over the course of the last few weeks, I came up with what I think is a completely new type of art yarn. I am calling it dimensional yarn. There’s thick yarn and thin yarn and thick-and-thin yarn but this is more like thin-to-thick yarn. The idea was to make yarn that went from very… Read More And now for something completely different…Dimensional Yarn
I couldn’t wait to share the beautiful rainbow of colors that is my first order from Ashland Bay. I was delighted to see that all their wool is sourced from the UK, including the organic polwarth that came from the Falkland Islands. I got right to work on my new Purple Iris batts here:… Read More Rainbow of Colors
I have a bit of news I’d like to share. I’ve been using Ashland Bay fibers for years. I keep coming back to their fibers because they have unparalleled quality and consistent dye colors for their fibers. I just got approved as a retailer for their wonderful merino and other fibers. I just placed my… Read More Ashland Bay!