Deyaneria on June 29th, 2011

Recent technologies have allowed cellulose processed from bamboo to be spun into viscose yarn. Modern bamboo yarn is therefore a regenerated cellulose fibre. One such technology was filed in 2003 as US patent 7313906 by inventors Xiangqi Zhou, Zheng Liu, Liming Liu, and Hao Geng developed one such method of turning bamboo into yarn, creating […]

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Deyaneria on June 27th, 2011

  I finally recieved the bamboo fiber so that is what this weeks blog will cover. Bamboo is a wonder plant by all accounts. Its many uses include erosion control, watershed protection, soil remediation, and environmental greening. It is also the fastest growing timber plant on earth, with many applications as a wood substitute. Traditionally […]

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Deyaneria on June 24th, 2011

I am keeping this post short and sweet as today is my son’s birthday. He will be 16 today. My how the years have flown by. We have a new member of our little farm. His name is Ray . Ray is a beautiful Ruby-Eyed White English Angora.    Ray enjoyed his outing to the […]

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Deyaneria on June 22nd, 2011

I spun up the beautiful light brown. I find I am really liking this wool. The brown was super soft and had a tendency to nepps. I took out many of the nepps but some stayed making a slightly thin and thick yarn. The white was dyed robins egg blue with Cushings Acid Dyes. I […]

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Deyaneria on June 20th, 2011

Finnsheep or Finnish Landrace, as they are their native country of Finland, were first imported to North America by the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1966. Since that time, only a few importations have occurred through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1968) and private breeders in Canada. Progeny from the Canadian importation were then brought […]

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Deyaneria on June 17th, 2011

The falkland is finally dry so I can show it to you all spun up. It’s spins beautifully after a good shaking to loosen up where it compacted during dyeing. Although dyeing it was messy I am pleased with the results. I’ve been clipping bunnies all week and plan on adding the fiber to the […]

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Deyaneria on June 15th, 2011

I was unable to spin my falkland after dyeing as it is still pretty wet the rainy weather here has kept the air damper than I would like. I even have had a fan on it for over 24 hours and it’s still wet. I did take some pics of my dyeing process this time. […]

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Deyaneria on June 13th, 2011

Since my lovely bamboo and banana fiber have yet to come in for me to play with I had some Falkland wool here. Falkland sheep are from the Falkland Islands. I find it interesting that the wool has some great history. Falkland Island wool is considered to be a superior wool fibre and has historically […]

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Deyaneria on June 10th, 2011

The animals are doing well Baxter is healing from his self-inflicted injury. It’s time to shear the bunnies again. I ordered in new clippers to make the job easier( in fact as I was writing this UPS showed up with the clippers)…Guess what I’m doing this weekend, I’ll give you a hint it has to […]

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Deyaneria on June 8th, 2011

As promised I will show you some of the amazing vendors I found. Some are my personal friends and some are new vendors I just found. Off The Beaded Path in Great Barrington, MA had some of the cutest, amazing felting I’ve seen in a long time. They do have a website which is undergoing […]

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