Happy New Year from SlowYarn!

I want to share my slideshow of stellar moments from 2019. In addition to writing for and editing SlowYarn.com, I am a working artist. Most of what I do is fiber arts related, but I throw a lot of woodwork, metalwork, and polymer clay in there, as well. This year, I let myself fly freely …

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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 from the leaf, leaving a perfect print of each leaf’s surface. Some leaves print more clearly than others, but every single time there are surprises when you unwrap your “bundle.” If you haven’t …

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Eco-printing with Cochineal: A Spectacular Combination

Eco-printing is a journey, more than a destination. It is a perfect project for the Infinitely Curious Person and a really frustrating project for The Perfectionist Person who wants standardized results every time. I’m the first one– the Infinitely Curious Person. It’s just that part of my curiosity involves wondering if I can standardize my results at least some …

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