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We will be posting studies and experiments involving natural dyes, mending, wool breeds and processing, spinning, weaving, and any other fiber processes here!

How to Dye with Black Bean

March 9th, 2021|Comments Off on 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, [...]

Free Virtual Mending Workshop

February 8th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Dyeing handspun wool

December 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Dyeing handspun wool

With the sample of the meat breed sheep šŸ‘ 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 [...]

Processing Sheep Wool –

November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Icelandic Breed Study | Denise Williams, Research Intern

September 18th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 calledĀ Ć¾el, and a longer, harsher outercoat known as tog. Often the two layers are separatedĀ and spunĀ for [...]