How to Dye with Black Bean

What you need: 1 cup black beans 4 tbsp pickling alum (the mordant or fixer) Citric acid or vinegar Baking soda Rubber bands and twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists) natural fiber (cotton, linen, wool, silk, etc.) Want all the materials in one place? Here is a kit with all you need! Instructions: [...]

By |2021-03-09T21:01:38+00:00March 9th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Dye with Black Bean

The Making of a Hat: Part 1 – How Much Fiber do I need?

By Denise Williams The number one question I am always asked when one wants to spin for a project is - how much fiber do I need to spin? There are some factors that need to be considered, such as fiber type and yarn weight, but there are also some quick and dirty guidelines [...]

By |2021-02-16T19:43:18+00:00February 15th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on The Making of a Hat: Part 1 – How Much Fiber do I need?

Free Virtual Mending Workshop

Virtual mending workshop By Mathilda Savocchia Praxis Fiber Workshop is hosting a free virtual mending workshop on Sunday, February 21 from 1 - 3 PM. This workshop will be held free of charge, as it will be used to collect data for a research study at Kent State University. Please read the following for [...]

By |2021-02-08T21:28:12+00:00February 8th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Free Virtual Mending Workshop

Dyeing handspun wool

With the sample of the meat breed sheep 🐑 complete, it's time to think of expanding to a complete project. I was happy with the way the skein turned out. There is always a soft spot in my heart for medium breeds. I'm not a girl that needs it all to be super soft; [...]

By |2021-02-16T19:18:48+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Dyeing handspun wool

Processing Sheep Wool –

No Fleece Left Behind Part one So the title is actually a technique on how to clean and process even the dirties fleeces. I'm just borrowing it to reference that every fleece is good for something, and there is more to wool than just Merino. Sure, I like Merino like the next person (see [...]

By |2020-12-23T15:09:51+00:00November 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Processing Sheep Wool –

Icelandic Breed Study | Denise Williams, Research Intern

ICELANDIC BREED STUDY Icelandic is quite a fascinating breed. It's dual coated, meaning it has a soft inner coat called Þel, and a longer, harsher outercoat known as tog. Often the two layers are separated and spun for two distinct types of yarn. Or they can be spun together, to produce a lofty, warm and waterproof yarn known as [...]

By |2020-09-23T16:57:03+00:00September 18th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Icelandic Breed Study | Denise Williams, Research Intern
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