How to Make Goat Milk Soap in 7 Easy Steps
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Learning how to make goat milk soap doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow our step-by-step goat milk soap recipe and see for yourself. I will demonstrate one method for achieving …

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Easy Soap Recipes for Beginners
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

A well-made, handcrafted bar of soap is a small luxury. But can you make soap without lye? And where do you find easy soap recipes for beginners and soap making …

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A Hand Spinner’s Primer Using Suffolk Sheep Wool
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

By Leigh Dudenhoeffer – I’m a fiber artist who is educated in almost all of the needle arts. I’ve been spinning wool since I was about 10 years old (I’m …

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How to Choose Between Natural Dyes or Acid Dyes
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

Natural dyes have been used for centuries creating color from plants, insects, fungus, and minerals. Certain colors denoted higher social classes and wealth because they were harder to obtain. In …

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Choosing Yarn for Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Projects
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

When learning to weave, the rigid heddle loom is a good choice. It’s easy to work and you will quickly master the basics of weaving. Plus, setting it up isn’t …

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Dyeing Wool Yarn Differs from Dyeing Cotton
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

Dyeing wool yarn is one of my favorite pastimes. Experimenting with different plant sources from nature can yield an amazing range of color. Since we raise sheep and fiber goats, …

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Solar Dyeing Wool Using Natural Plants
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

Solar dyeing wool with natural dyes is a simple procedure that yields beautiful results. The process is fairly safe so the whole family can enjoy the experiment. Solar dyeing involves …

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Creating a Hygge House
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

Fall has hit my town of Spokane, Washington, and I’m so looking forward to snuggling in for the winter. I tend to be a homebody anyway, but when the cold …

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Flurries Hat: An Easy Beanie Knitting Pattern
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

When I decided to write an easy beanie knitting pattern, I wanted to make it with the stranded colorwork technique, and use two yarns to make a snowflake motif on …

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Make a Mug Cozy: An Easy Cable Knitting Pattern
February 11, 2019 . · Homesteading

I love giving hand knit gifts for the holidays. I’ve made hats, mittens, scarves, stuffed toys—you name it. This year, I’ve got a new plan: I designed a new knitting pattern—Cocoa …

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