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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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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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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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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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