Category: Wool Barn

  • 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.

  • Knitting Needle Size Conversion Chart

    Knitting Needle Size Conversion Chart

    A chart of knitting needle sizes in millimeters and their corresponding codes used in the US, UK, and Canada. If you are not sure what size needle should be used for your yarn, this rule of thumb may help: choose needle diameter that is twice the diameter of your yarn. Metric, mm US Standard UK…

  • Master List of Knitting Abbreviations

    Master List of Knitting Abbreviations

    A sortable and searchable table of abbreviations and acronyms used by hand and machine knitters. A US based master list.

  • Glossary of Spinning Terms

    Glossary of Spinning Terms

    Term Description Batt A wide, rolled-up bundle of carded fleece that unrolls into a blanket. Bench A table of the spinning wheel on which the wheel and spinning mechanism are mounted Bulk Wool’s filling power or “bounce” is the volume occupied by wool fibers. It can be applied to loose wools, slivers, or yarn and…

  • Crochet Abbreviations, Definitions, and Explanations

    Crochet Abbreviations, Definitions, and Explanations

    A master list of the most common crochet abbreviations with descriptions and explanations: reference for beginners and advanced crocheters.

  • Open Cast On

    Open Cast On

    Open cast-on, aka provisional or invisible cast-on, is the type of cast-on that produces unfastened stitches that will unravel whenever possible.

  • E-Wrap Cast On

    E-Wrap Cast On

    In machine knitting, e-wrap (aka e-loop) is a type of cast-on in which the yarn is wrapped around each needle counterclockwise forming loops that look like a lower case letter “e”.

  • E-Wrap Cast On with an Anchor

    E-Wrap Cast On with an Anchor

    E-wrap cast on with an anchor helps avoid flaws of the regular e-wrap cast on. This method saves time and gives a professional look.

  • Crochet Cast On

    Crochet Cast On

    Crochet cast on is a simple way to create a neat and even border using crochet hook or a latch tool on a flatbed knitting machine.

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