What's in a yarn? Animal fibres explained

What's in a yarn? Animal fibres explained

Scientists have mapped the entire genome of sheep, paving the way to improve the health of the humble farm animal for better meat and wool

Tibetans use the liquor from boiled rhubarb leaves as natural mordant that works best with animal fibres.    Apparently, a pound of rhubarb leaves can mordant several pounds of fibre. Make sure you boil the leaves in a well-ventilated area, as the fumes can cause problems, and note that rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which is a poison, and should not be eaten.

Rhubarb leaves as a mordant when using plant dyes - loads of info on dying naturally

MAIWA: Workshop - One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres

Symposium registration opens June 23 at 2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium Workshop One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres Daniel.

Workshop - One Pot Palette - Plant Fibres at Maiwa Textile Symposium in September in Vancouver BC. Wish I lived closer!

Workshop - One Pot Palette - Plant Fibres

Symposium registration opens June 23 at 2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium Workshop One Pot Palette - Plant Fibres Daniell.

The Absence and Presence: Disembodied Clothing as Relic by Jennifer Smith-Windsor)    ‘Atrabiliarios - shoes, animal fibre, and surgical thread in carved out wall niche - Doris Salcedo

The Absence and Presence: Disembodied Clothing as Relic by Jennifer Smith-Windsor) ‘Atrabiliarios - shoes, animal fibre, and surgical thread in carved out wall niche - Doris Salcedo

The Felting and Fiber Studio. Great resource website for all things felting!

A lovely sheep. Link leads to the Felting and Fiber Studio. A resource website for all things felting.

If you want to dye wool, silk or other animal fibres using natural dyes, such as onion skins, you will need to use a mordant in order for the dye to bond with your yarn…

Mordanting wool and protein fibres with alum tutorial on It's a Stitch Up

MAIWA: Workshop - One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres

Symposium registration opens June 23 at 2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium Workshop One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres Daniel.

A List of Vegan Yarns for Knitting and Crochet

A List of Vegan Yarns for Knitting and Crochet

Mordanting wool and protein fibres with alum tutorial on It's a Stitch Up

If you want to dye wool, silk or other animal fibres using natural dyes, such as onion skins, you will need to use a mordant in order for the dye to bond with your yarn…

Rainbow Dyed Animal Fibre Yarn

Rainbow Dyed Animal Fibre Yarn

author, consulting editor - textiles for Stitches magazine;

Dyeing Animal Fibre Yarn

Dyeing Animal Fibre Yarn

author, consulting editor - textiles for Stitches magazine;

(PLEASE NOTE: as this scarf is a mix of animal fibres it may not be suitable for those with wool allergy or those with very sensitive skin)  This scarf

sale Scarf Collar Hand Spun Hand Knit Art Yarn multicolor brights merino mohair locks silk and

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