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Looking around

Clicking around in the www… I found this site EarthPledge.org which has some interesting reading material. Among that, is this concise and comprehensive page on Sustainable Fibres. Plant fibres, Animal Fibres, Synthetic fibres, by products, etc. It’s quite interesting for… (READ MORE)

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Floating drops

Amazing how water “floats” on top of wool until finally it goes through. Wool can absorb something like 20% of it’s weight in water before it feels wet. Not so easy to wet wool! And at the same time, because… (READ MORE)

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Woolly soap Tutorial

Tutorial for beginners.

Felt, Fibre Art, Tips, tutorials

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Details and tips for those who asked.

Last week I presented in this post a group of wraps (for you) or throws (for your house) called “Retazos”, which in spanish means “Scraps”. After listing them in my shop I was too tired from editing pictures, so I… (READ MORE)

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Color coordinating…

I have a friend who is a graphic designer…and a bit crazy. We were talking a few days ago about colors and how I coordinate my colors and she confessed that sometimes, when she has to get dressed in the… (READ MORE)

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Wooden Buttons

Remember a few days ago I was talking about sneaking into Mr Husband’s workshop to use his tools for making buttons?Well, they are done. I needed to make fast a bunch for a friend, so I grabbed the hand saw… (READ MORE)

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Prefelts

Prefelts are pieces of felt which one can buy or, if you are not too lazy, make your self. The difference with the normal felt is that these sheets of felt aren’t fully felted. They are ussually used by felters… (READ MORE)

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List of vegetables for dyeing

Looking a bit more into this dyeing business, I found a list of vegetables with the possible colors one can get from them. The method itself, was the same. So here: Light Purple: small quantity of grape juiceViolet blue: red… (READ MORE)

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How to dye wool with veggies-Tutorial

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but I was always a bit scared, not sure of proportions and the rest. I read words like alum and creme of tartar…and froze not knowing precisely what that was (and… (READ MORE)

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Felt rug making

I saw a link to this video in a forum I participate. It’s from a company called Peace Industry which designs and makes felt rugs. Very pretty indeed. They have on their website a film of an iranian felt maker,… (READ MORE)

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Merry Go Round

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women as they link hands around the world and tell you a little about their lives and art. We are group of 7 women from all over the world,… (READ MORE)

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