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Project No. 14: Making Yarn—Part 6


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Last Fall I caught the fiber fever during a visit to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (flockandfiberfestival.com), where I picked up two balls of merino wool and safflower dye (and almost bought a ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Layne Stratton

Project No. 14: Making Yarn—Part 5


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Last week I received an invitation to join Open Spin at Abundant Yarn & Dyeworks (8524 SE 17th Ave., 258-9276, abundantyarn.com) any Wednesday night (from 5 pm till close), to get help with the spinni ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Layne Stratton

Project No. 14: Making Yarn—Part 4


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Last week was do-or-die in my yarn project, where I dyed two balls of merino wool in my kitchen with natural plant dyes. To speed up the drying process, I transferred the dyed coils from the basement ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Layne Stratton

Project No. 14: Making Yarn—Part 3


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Last week I wrangled up the supplies to dye two balls of wool with natural plant dyes in my own private Kitchen Stadium. It was show time. The first step was to wash the wool (which sounded boring, a ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Layne Stratton

Project No. 14: Making Yarn—Part 2


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Last week I bought a drop spindle, wool, and safflower buds at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival to try my hand at making yarn. I've invested $30 in this project so far, which could probably buy me ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Layne Stratton

Project No. 14: Making Yarn


Fashion
My friend Steve and I took a field trip to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (flockandfiberfestival.com) this past Fall because we both like yarn and we both really dig goats. Besides providing an a ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 13: Teeny Tiny Tacky Felt-Ball-Garland


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I wanted to celebrate the holidays by festooning my Christmas tree in garish reds and greens this year and I wanted to do it for under $50. With my new Captain America pinwheel ornaments (Project No. ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 12: Captain America Pinwheel Ornaments


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Besides making a ton of socks, I also wanted a few baubles and ornaments to deck my halls before the holidays. Pinwheel-making seemed like an elfish thing to do, so I cribbed the first half of this pr ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 5


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After hitting the wall last week with Sock #2, Operation: Socks 4 All 4 Christmas was at Code Yellow. Completing Sock #1 before the final class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closek ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 4


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I left class two of a three-part sock class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closeknitportland.com) last week with a mere 10 inches of sock and a partially turned heel to show for my ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Layne Stratton
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