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How to Shear a Sheep and Other Fiber Animals
April 29, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Learning how to shear a sheep takes practice and time. Before you head out to buy sheep shearing supplies try to observe a professional sheep shearer and …

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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make …

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Your Wool as Yarn

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of understanding where and how your fleece may fit into a hand spinner’s palette. This is …

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Wool Knowledge is Power

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti Except Where Noted, Photos Courtesy of www.shepherdstalk.com Small niche markets for wool are not only well established but growing. This factor can be a …

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All About Romney Sheep

Add to Favorites By Suzan Shearin, Tennessee – Originating in the Romney Marshes of England, they were called, appropriately, Romney Marsh sheep. If you watch public television perhaps you’ve seen Romney …

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Sewing Rabbit Hides
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Leather is notoriously difficult to work with, but stitching rabbit hides isn’t much different from sewing thick cloth. Different rabbit breeds produce different types of fur. Most …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Crochet a Scarf
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When you know how to crochet a scarf you have the foundation of skills needed to create blankets and clothing from yarn. Learning how to crochet a …

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Drop Spindle Spinning: Making and Using Your First Spindle

Add to Favorites By Angela Hammer – I’ve always liked making things with my hands. I learned how to crochet years ago, so spinning became the next logical step for me …

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12 Benefits of Learning How to Crochet

Add to Favorites By Cathy Myers Bullard – “Chain four, join, and turn.” What artful activity relieves stress, inspires creativity, and promotes well-being all while being fun and functional? The answer: crochet. …

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Extract Natural Dye for Wool from Goldenrod Plants

Add to Favorites By Christine Lundsten McKahan – Five years ago, as my husband and I wandered around our two acres of newly purchased homesteading land, surrounded by rolling hills, grazing …

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