Drum Carding a rainbow art batt on a Strauch Mad Batt’r Drum Carder

Drum Carding a rainbow art batt on a Strauch Mad Batt’r Drum Carder

hi this is Elysa from 222 Handspun and today I am carding a rainbow art batt on my Strauch double-wide Mad Batt’r drum carder. You can see I’ve already started i have put down some of the pinks and oranges getting into the yellows now so i’ll just show you what i have here them […]

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Brown Sheep Company | Nebraska Stories

Brown Sheep Company | Nebraska Stories

(machine humming) PEGGY JO WELLS: I had wanted to be part of the mill from the beginning, ’cause I’ve always had a passion for fiber. NARRATOR: There aren’t many wool mills in the United States, but one can be found here, near the town of Mitchell. PEGGY JO WELLS: There’s more and more people that […]

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What is Camel Yarn? 🐫 – Yarn University #7

What is Camel Yarn? 🐫 – Yarn University #7

I’ve got so much yarn one more ball might be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Hmm I’d rather get some yarn straight from the camel’s back! That makes me wonder: what’s the deal with camel yarn? “Pomp and Circumstance” (sheep baaa!) The camel is a not too distant relative of the alpaca. Camels […]

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Is Cashmere the Softest Yarn? 🧢 – Yarn University #6

Is Cashmere the Softest Yarn? 🧢 – Yarn University #6

Imagine the softest most luxurious yarn in the world If your first thought was cashmere, you probably weren’t alone But is it really the softest fiber? Before we can answer that question we first have to know how is it possible to measure softness I mean it seems pretty subjective right? Softness is affected by […]

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Processing Angora Goat Mohair Wool

Design spun processes a wide range of mohair through from the young goat, or the kid through the young goat and through the strong adult, it really depends what fibre is required for what end product. The young goat that I’ve got here is a current batch that we’ve been looking at during a tour […]

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What is Cotton Yarn? – Yarn University #8

What is Cotton Yarn? – Yarn University #8

Would you believe that people used to think that sheep grew on trees? Well if you’ve seen a cotton plant you might see where they got that idea. Cotton creates a distinct fabric that many knitters and crocheters love but what’s so great about knitting and crocheting with this plant fiber? Cotton comes from a […]

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Egyptian Cotton Sewing and Quilting Thread

Egyptian cotton; one of my favorite topics. Another big lie in the thread world. All that thread out there that is Egyptian cotton, all the bed sheets, all the clothing, all the towels that say Egyptian cotton; they’re lying to you. There’s no way in the world that Egypt grow enough cotton to have all […]

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