Looking at Cashmere
Weaving Practice. More than a trend.
I just heard about this on the news. The name is actually – The Pussyhat Project. Whether you are for or against President-Elect Trump, it is a GREAT way to use fiber arts and handmade crafts for activism. If you do want to take part you would need to knit, crochet or weave pretty fast,Continue reading “#Pink hat Project – Fiber #Activist”
I had the opportunity to purchase this yarn. It’s a young company but very focused on sustainability in fiber and textile. Now only is the yarn extremely soft but very durable. It is considered a luxury yarn. Currently they are touring local shops and talking and working with fiber artists and enthusiasts to create wearsContinue reading “The Story of MYak”
Excerpt from Robson, Deborah and Ekarius, Carol. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook. Fiber Fascination. North Adams, MA. Storey Publishing. 2011 The oldest known samples of woolen textiles date to 3,500 years ago, and samples of silk (produced by larvae of certain moths) in China have been dated to 5,000 years ago…For now, we know that alpacas wereContinue reading “So when did animal #fiber come into use?”
Good Saturday! I stumbled upon this designer through Twittter and Vogue Knitting Live. She’s actually right in DC. Check out Kochaii
Like knitting, crochet, and all things handmade, weaving has had its bit of glorious comeback for a while now. In fact, weaving is making everyone go a bit crazy! – in the best way possible of course. There are so many weaving tutorials out there, from creating simple shapes to making your own loom usingContinue reading “Weave one, purl one”
2016 YARN FEST WORKSHOPS March 31 – April 3, 2016 in Loveland, CO Explore the world through the fiber arts! Interweave Yarn Fest brings you innovative, project-based workshops taught by the best artist-instructors from a variety of fiber disciplines. Delve deeper into your favorite fiber art or explore a new one! Below is a scheduleContinue reading “#Interweave #YarnFest16”
School of #Architecture, #Design and the Built #Environment at NTU Exploring the use of e-textiles with #mentalhealth patients. Dr. Sarah Kettley, who is a researcher of smart textiles!
Yes the word thraed is spelling right – play on the word trade! I was sent this business by a friend of mine…craft giving back. Take a peek at what Celia Roach has created and what they have to offer. needle+thræd partners with the Bebe Ravi women’s cooperative that employs 50-100 women based in Nakuru, Kenya –Continue reading “#Needle + #Thraed”