Wool For Felting

Deyaneria on April 8th, 2013

I’ve been dyeing all weekend to see these. Ok not really but I have been dyeing all weekend. I have some new yarn types and new fiber for the shop so how about some Yarny/Fibery Goodness Eye-candy!!!!!!                 These yarns are all 100% bamboo. There are more colors available at The Fiber of […]

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Continue reading about I’ve been dyeing all weekend to see these.

Deyaneria on January 29th, 2013

No…. I’m not carding the sweater after blocking it……whew…… just wanted to get that confusion out of the way.    I’ve been steam blocking and pulling into the correct measurements.   Here is a unblocked sleeve. Looks much better blocked. Amazing the difference it makes. Since I block on the wrong side I had to […]

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Continue reading about Sweater Blocking and Carding

Deyaneria on December 14th, 2012

            Peru Yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Erin colorway from  Maine Woods Yarn and Fiber Combed angora from The Fiber of My Being   Share and Enjoy:

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Continue reading about Fantastic Fiber Friday – Fiber, Fiber, and More Spinning

Deyaneria on November 21st, 2012

A Herdwick’s grey fleece is not easily dyed, and is coarse, and so is best suited to use as carpet wool. This Fleece seems to shed water and dry quicker than most wool. The kemp can be separated from the wool to create a softer hand. The staple length is about 4 inches on mine. […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Heavenly Herdwick Wool

Deyaneria on September 5th, 2012

  Manx Loaghtan are a long lived sheep that will provide years of wonderful fleece. Some of these sheep retain the ability to shed their fleeces making rooing an option others will need to be sheared. The wool has a staple between 3-5 inches a fleece usually weights about  3pds making the wool really sought […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Marvelous Manx Loaghtan Wool

Deyaneria on September 3rd, 2012

    The Manx Loaghtan (pronounced Lock-tun),  also spelled Loaghtyn or loghtan ,is a breed of sheep native to the Isle of Man which is located in the Irish Sea between Britain and Ireland. they are descended from primitive once found in Scotland, the Hebrides, and the Shetland Islands. The word Loaghtan comes from lugh dhoan […]

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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber – Magical Manx Loaghtan

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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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber Finnsheep Wool – Part 2

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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Continue reading about Oh The Fiber Finnsheep -Part 1

Deyaneria on February 11th, 2011

I went to school yesterday. I know that sounds a bit silly. I went to school to teach 7th-8th grade kids about, making yarn, where fiber comes from, how i do fiber prep, and I even taught them how to spin on a drop spindle. Many people thought the kids would not interested or they […]

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Continue reading about My Day at School

Deyaneria on February 7th, 2011

Last week was an interesting week. We got a good sized snow storm. My Hubs kept asking me what I was gonna do(the storm took place on my b-day). I’m gonna sit home and knit. There is nothing better to do during a snowstorm anyway.  As soon as I tell people I have goats they […]

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Continue reading about Fiber Goats part 1