Nuno felted scarf in cream beige rose and lavender

“Twenties” Nuno Felted Scarf

When my daughter moved out of state, she couldn’t take everything with her. She talked me into keeping a box of silk …

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Nuno felt magnified with wool and mohair

Fibers Under a Microscope

Let’s get up close with some wool, silk, and mohair Nuno felt fibers. Really, really close. I always wanted to see the …

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wet felted scarf merino silk fibers

Making a Gossamer Felted Scarf

I was curious. How thin could I make a wet felted scarf and still have it be durable? I’ve been playing with …

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eco printing tutorial

How To Eco Print

Nature printing, or eco printing, is the art of pressing leaves onto a fabric or paper surface and extracting the natural dyes …

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You Can Buy Fiber Through Amazon!

People are always asking, “Where can I buy wool roving?” on posts in the fiber-related Facebook groups. One of them exclaimed a …

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merino hand made felt with long fibers and with short waste fibers

Waste Wool Felt Experiment

I don’t even like the term “waste wool.” If I paid for a fleece I want to use all the fleece! But …

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merino wool washed, dyed, and dried in the lock

Merino Wool Dyed and Dried

I love washing Merino Wool. I love the shine of it. I love the softness of it. I love to spin it …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dog Hair Yarn

Have you ever been curious to know if you can spin dog hair into yarn? When people hear that someone has been spinning …

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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 basket from cholla, reed, seagrass, and wool

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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rose pink wool on drum carder

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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indigo dyed hand spun

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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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 wants …

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