SHEPHERDESS – ONE WOMAN FARM

I stumbled upon this website and extraordinary women through the People of Craft. The Shepherdess not only raise these wonderful sheep but she has this beautiful book that has been bound in leather with photos that make you want to gently turn the pages. I truly enjoyed combing through Alison’s website and reading about herContinue reading “SHEPHERDESS – ONE WOMAN FARM”

So when did animal #fiber come into use?

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?”

Yarn Recalls

Originally posted on The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts:
Not infrequently we are advised of recalls of pharmaceuticals, meats, eggs, processed foods and even raw vegetables.  But yarn? (c) lotusyarns Many of you probably heard that early this month, Trendsetter announced its recall of  Lotus Yarns Mimi.  Trendsetter imported Mimi from…

#CampaignforWool

In becoming educated on wool –  the way the sheep are raised, what they eat, being synthetic vs organic, what is pure wool – helped me a lot in educating people I would make pieces for.   The perception is that wool is itchy!  However, when I discovered Shepherds wool, then Alpaca and then the plyContinue reading “#CampaignforWool”