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Look at the beautiful knitted jacket…

Weaving and Spinning in Richmond: Soup and Roll day

Hi Everyone ! Welcome at “Weaving and Spinning” in Richmond. We had a fantastic day last Thursday, with the Creative Fiber ladies, we could all admire true artwork. Here are just a few of them: It was a concert of virtuosity amongs colors and techniques, everyone was wearing beautiful handmade garnments   A collective artwork: ladies at work on…

Cranberry Dyeing

Mission: Cranberry dyeing !

Dear All, After a successful try with Red Cabbage dyeing, I decided to make some experiment with expired Cranberry juice. Dyeing with fruits or vegetable juices is actually very easy. I soaked 5 balls of white wool in a tupperware, into 2 litres of cranberry juice and 2 spoons of Alum, for 5 days. I’ve been…

Cook the cabbage in boling water as usual, and transfer approximately 2 liters of the juice of cooking into a bowl. Add to it two teaspoon of Alum, stirr well, and while the water is still hot, pour the mixture on the wool waiting in the pan (and keep the extra liquid into a bowl, so that you can use it later for another experience) Press the balls toroughly to allow the liquid to extirpate air bulles and help the liquid penetrate into the fibres.

Mission: Red Cabbage dyeing

Hi Everyone, On Thuesday, a lady came at our meeting of the Creative Fibre Guild, to explain us how to dye basically anything we want, with very little means and a disconcerting ease. I had that dozen ugly balls of creamy wool which was sitting in my stash since such a long while… and decided…

Website news

Dear All, I apologize for the problems you encountered browsing this website these days. We have been hacked and I decided to turn this unfortunate event into something positive by improving the layout and building an online-shop in order to allow you to buy and knit the beautiful kiwi wool. So, lots of things are…

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Blue shell hats

Dear All, Mary, a lady member of Creative Fibers, gave me a hank of beautiful blue wool. Blue is not my cup of tea… usually… but in this case, the colors were so bright that I immediately chose to make a hat with a shell stitch to emphasis on the changes of colors… and to remind…