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Extending the Rug Length

Extending the Rug Length

Simple three step Process to extend finished length of hand woven runner This rug will be 6′ but longer lengths can be achieved too! Loom showing top of work previously extended over top of frame and fixed in place. Now it’s time to lengthen the working...
Llama Love Rugs

Llama Love Rugs

Hairy Llamas The Ccara llama has two coats,a long coarse protective or ‘Guard’ hair that lays over a soft, downy undercoat.  Typically, we recommend that Ccara llamas are not shorn, since it takes a huge amount of energy from the llama and around two years...
Circular Weavings

Circular Weavings

Circular Weaving Circular weaving is possibly the simplest shape to begin with, no side edge turnings.  As long as you keep the item flat by allowing enough yarn, there isn’t much else to consider. Once we had completed the design of the Salish Weaving Loom and...
Super-Warm Thrummed All-Natural Slippers

Super-Warm Thrummed All-Natural Slippers

Hand Crafted Heaven These are no ordinary slippers!  Hand-knitted by Lynne Milsom, using pure llama and alpaca fiber, entirely processed and spun at The Llama Sanctuary and every penny of your donation for these hard-wearing house boots goes directly to care for the...
Seven Reasons to Choose Navajo Ply when Spinning Yarn

Seven Reasons to Choose Navajo Ply when Spinning Yarn

Navajo Ply is a very simple method of creating a three ply yarn from one single strand.  It is achieved by making large loops, through which the yarn is fed as it is plied.  It’s like making a large crochet chain and for this reason is also known as chain plying. In...
Warm Shoe Shuffle

Warm Shoe Shuffle

  The months are zooming by and I seem to have spent so little of that time working with fibre. Winter is the time when I usually get to experiment and play with new ideas; time when I don’t feel guilty about sitting down in front of the stove (with a mug of hot...
Every Purchase Helps a Llama

Every Purchase Helps a Llama

Your purchase makes a BIG difference Fibre Arts Bootcamp is the fundraising arm for Llamas in the Raw Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to the rescue, re-homing and rehabilitation of llamas and alpacas in need. You’re right, it does seem like a pretty bizarre...
Ravelry Revisited

Ravelry Revisited

There are so many social media websites ‘out there’ that it’s not only impossible to become active in all of them, but it’s difficult to decide which ones to include and which ones to leave out. Ravelry was a clear choice for Fibre Arts...
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