Fiber blending techniques: blending board, comb and hackle

Fiber blending techniques: blending board, comb and hackle

Let’s now look at a tool that lets you literally paint with fibres. The Blending Board It’s a palette with a mat of curved needles on it. Just like the carder ones with the brushes. There is a handle on one of the two sides to keep the table firm whilst working. To insert the […]

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Francisca Vieira, Natural Cotton Color, Maison d’Exceptions, Feb.16 2/2

Francisca Vieira, Natural Cotton Color, Maison d’Exceptions, Feb.16 2/2

In our region we grow naturally colored cotton, an organic and eco-friendly raw material which doesn’t need chemical dyeing and requires 87% less water than conventional cotton. As far as the human benefits go, the EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) determined that I paid the highest price for 1 kg of cotton feathers nationwide. It […]

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How to make handspun yarns – Fibers and tools for handspinning

How to make handspun yarns – Fibers and tools for handspinning

Hi, I’m Stefania and I’m here to talk to you about the Lanivendole project. It started years ago in Genova and was inspired by the international Fiber art movement. Our idea is to create artistic yarns starting from the wool fibres and mixing them with other materials as well. After a bit of practice with […]

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How to make Handpsun Yarns – How to blend fibers and colors with hand carding

How to make Handpsun Yarns – How to blend fibers and colors with hand carding

In this video we will show you some useful tools for preparing and blending fibres. First of all we will look at carding brushes, which work small quantities of fibre at a time, but are easy to manage and cheap, to start with you can choose one with average sized needles. So let’s see, for […]

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How to make handspun yarns – How to make a single-ply yarn

How to make handspun yarns – How to make a single-ply yarn

Each handmade yarn is formed a ply at a time, so first let’s see how to get started. Find a comfortable sitting position in front of the wheel, not too high or too low. We attach a quite long, bulky thread to our bobbin; this will always be ready in position 7 00:00:34,100 –>00:00:38,280 and […]

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Fiber blending techniques on a carder

In this video we’re going to show you some techniques about mxing fibres and colours. The purpose of these processes is to open our materials mechanically and get them ready like this for spinning. But at the same time they can be useful when creating artistic effects And interesting colours. The first technique we’re going […]

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Crochet Baby Blanket: Star

Crochet Baby Blanket: Star

yeah yeah In today’s tutorial, we’re working on the crochet Super Star afghan. This is a great idea for a babies blanket or throw for your couch or something unique and this is called the crochet Super Star afghan. It’s a five-point star. A very easy pattern to follow once I get you beyond the […]

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How to make handspun yarns – How to make a two-ply yarn

How to make handspun yarns – How to make a two-ply yarn

Now let’s see how to create a 2 ply yarn. We will present the two easiest doable plying techniques. To proceed, we must have already spun our singles both clockwise, and still have an empty bobbin to wind the double yarn around. Place the bobbins on the lazy kate. Now let’s tie two ends of […]

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Francisca Vieira, Natural Cotton Color, Maison d’Exceptions, Feb.16 1/2

Francisca Vieira, Natural Cotton Color, Maison d’Exceptions, Feb.16 1/2

My work involves a mission to preserve the cultural heritage of the region, since several sewing and lace techniques such as padding were on the brink of extinction. Now that I include padding in my fashion collections, I make sure this know-how lives on. At the Maison d’Exceptions show, we even asked an artisan to […]

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Crochet Umbrella Sunshade Parasol Idea

Crochet Umbrella Sunshade Parasol Idea

And welcome back to redheart.com. I’m your host Mikey here from The Crochet Crowd back to inspire you with another fun little project that I designed on my own and I’m showing you how I did it. Today we are converting a $5 a little umbrella that I picked up at Walmart, and we’re making […]

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