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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...
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...

Fiber Arts Inspiration on Pinterest

So, you’ve mastered your new spinning wheel and spun a beautiful alpaca/merino art yarn.  It has the right amount of texture and twist and it’s perfectly stable.  You’ve spent another couple of hours hand-dyeing the yarn and when you hang it up to...

Spinning Out of Your Comfort Zone

Inspirational quotes can be enormously powerful if we refer to them regularly in our everyday lives.  Much like resonating with the vibrations of a tuning fork, when we find a quote that strikes the perfect note within us, we can be driven to stretch ourselves; break...

Batt Art – Painting Fibre Pictures on a Carding Machine

This is one of the latest creations from our fibre arts studio, which is a rather fancy word for the crowded room in our house, where we attempt to contain the dirtier jobs of fibre work.  Not having encountered anything like this elsewhere, it’s highly unlikely...
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