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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...
Big Time Hooking

Big Time Hooking

When we started making Mega Hooks for knitting and crochet four years ago, we thought we were making BIG sizes; starting at half inch diameter (size 17) and stepping up in increments to the  top of the range at one inch (size 50).  However, it seemed that the bigger...
Earth (Natural Fiber) Day 2014

Earth (Natural Fiber) Day 2014

Riding into town on the back of ‘Earth Day’ would ordinarily raise my hackles against the perpetrator of such practice.  However, here and now I grant myself the right to do just that, bearing one short, but important message for everyone who also waives a...
Huacaya Llama vs Suri Llama

Huacaya Llama vs Suri Llama

The Suri llama looks like the most graceful creature on four legs, due the flow and flounce of its lustrous coat, but that coat comes at a price. Firstly, in a cold or wet climate, the Suri is often less able to maintain normal body temperature and certainly in parts...
Merino in the Grease

Merino in the Grease

I have just received a gorgeous Rombouillet Merino fleece, which will make a perfect blending fiber for the llama and alpaca that I spend most of my time working with …for obvious reasons! The Rombouillet has an interesting origin, according to the brief...
Dyed-in-the-Locks Nebula

Dyed-in-the-Locks Nebula

A new nebula has been identified at Fibre Arts Bootcamp and has officially been named Dyed-in-the-Locks Alpaca. This is just one in a series of colourful creations emerging from the giant dye pot on the stove.  It’s not often that we dye fiber in-the-locks,...
Helping Animal Rescue with Mega Hooks

Helping Animal Rescue with Mega Hooks

Raising funds to pay for the care of the rescued llamas and alpacas in the sanctuary is always a challenge, and with so many charities competing for a limited number of donors, we try to do things a little differently, by providing something of value. Fibre Arts...
Rag Rug Weaving – Free Video Tutorial Series

Rag Rug Weaving – Free Video Tutorial Series

With winter almost upon us once more, and the abbreviated daylight in which to chase weeds, build fences and groom llamas, we can turn our attention once more to those indoor projects that we’ve been yearning to get on with.  In my case, rug making is my passion, well...
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