Category: Yarn Projects

  • 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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