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Welcome to the SlowYarn.com Blog! Handspinning, dyeing, eco-printing, being an artist in a crafting world, wool allergies… if it has to do with fibers I’ll probably write about it! Check out the rest of SlowYarn.com for lots of information, how-tos, and pictures! Follow the menu above, or click here to …

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How to Shibori With Natural Dyes

  I’ve been playing. Obsessing, really. I broke out the Indigo and started to experiment this week. I wanted to try the Shibori tie dyeing process using all natural dyes. You see, Indigo is kind of messy– at first. Once you make the initial batch, though, the stock can be …

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Dog Hair Yarn Part 1

Have you ever been curious to know if you can spin dog hair into yarn?   This is the first in a series …

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Summer Dyeing

The Colorado summer has kept me from the computer for awhile! But I have been busy natural dyeing silk fabric.  My idea …

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Art vs. Craft

As an artist who works in a variety of media traditionally relegated to craftsmen, I have a vested interest in the debate …

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Drum Carder Trick

I recently posted on Facebook asking friends for plastic netting that wrapped a ham or turkey.  I use them with my drum …

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Handpainted Warps

  I remember being shocked at the price tag on a set of room dividers at a Handweavers Guild sale. It was …

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Blue Dye in History

The color blue has long been associated with royalty and riches. Any plant yielding blue dye was considered a valuable commodity, and …

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Recycled vs. Reused Wool

It’s easy to assume that anything “recycled” must be good for the environment. In the case of recycled wool, there is a …

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Are You Allergic to Wool?

  Are you allergic to wool?  A lot of people can’t wear wool, because it makes them feel itchy and uncomfortable.  Nobody …

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