Category: Journal

  • Alpaca Festival in Sierra Vista

    Alpaca Festival in Sierra Vista

    Alpaca festival at the local Alpaca ranch celebrates natural lpaca, Angora goat and rabbit fibers, fleece process, natural wool yarns and garments.

  • Hoof to Hanger: How Alpaca Fleece Becomes Clothing

    Hoof to Hanger: How Alpaca Fleece Becomes Clothing

    The steps include: alpaca sheering; skirting or removal of debris; scouring (washing) fleece; dyeing fleece; pocking; carding or combing fleece; spinning and plying yarn; washing yarn; knitting garment or weaving; blocking.

  • Sari Silk Pillow Fashioned on a Rigid Heddle Loom: Part II

    Sari Silk Pillow Fashioned on a Rigid Heddle Loom: Part II

    Sari silk pillow woven with mercerized cotton yarn and embellished with cotton lace. It can be decorative or used for added comfort.

  • Sari Silk Pillow Fashioned on a Rigid Heddle Loom: Part I

    Sari Silk Pillow Fashioned on a Rigid Heddle Loom: Part I

    Cotton lace embellished sari silk pillow features handwoven pillowcase using silk fabric and a mercerized cotton.

  • White-and-Blue Romney Wool Rugged Mittens

    White-and-Blue Romney Wool Rugged Mittens

    A step-by-step transformation of the fleece into a pair of mittens: spinning, plying, making skeins, washing, drying, and finally knitting.

  • Handspun and Hand-knitted Hickory-dyed Lace Tunic

    Handspun and Hand-knitted Hickory-dyed Lace Tunic

    How I made my Wool Lace Tunic from Start to Finish Making things from scratch is so rewarding! So, when I crafted my lace tunic a few years ago, I intended experience every aspect of garment making. It wasn’t truly a farm-to-fashion journey quite yet because I didn’t really see the sheep that produced the…

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