Alt Fiber…

I am excited for Shannon today as her newest book, Alt Fiber, is released today. Several months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to do some dyeing for her book and you can see some of the photos I took at that time. Shannon incorporates everything from bamboo and soy to the more obscure banana…

Tangled up.

I’ve been making warps. Many many warps. Mostly because I have a lot of yarn lying around… naturally dyed, undyed, synthetically dyed, commercially dyed… omg, that’s a lot of yarn. Rather than using handpainted yarn throughout the whole warp, I’ve taken to mixing it up with a bunch of other solid coloured yarns. One skein…

Reconsidering Natural

Reassess. Reconsider. Rediscover. You’ll note that I’m having difficulty writing full sentences right now. I still feel a little hungover from this weekend… I was quite fully and mercilessly drunk on the natural dyes and textiles from [Maiwa’s Natural Dye workshop](http://www.maiwa.com/symposium/w_natural_dyes.html), led by Charllotte Kwon, owner and founder of Maiwa… Textiles from every part of…

The Golden Fleece

Nothing says “it’s time to finish washing your fleece” like an upcoming fleece sale. That’s right. This Saturday, June 10, there will be a fleece sale in Langley. I was really considering driving down and buying a nice local fleece — maybe something mohair — but then thought, “hey, maybe I should finish using up…

With a little luck…

Ah, so the plan today is to clear off all the work on my desk so that I can go home and dye all weekend, guilt-free. Wish me luck. The dye plan tomorrow is tons of sock yarn, some new soft and silky kid mohair yarns and some BFL… plus more Gotland. All new sock…

Adventures with Bugs

_Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about the shawl! It is so satisfying to complete something finally! I’m trying to use the momentum from knitting the shawl to finish my handspun Lotus Blossom Shawl…_ [Sunday’s post](http://blog.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/2006/02/on_multitasking/) with the mystery photo was, yes, cochineal bugs. I took the opportunity while the DH was…