Fiber

Great pieces of functional art

A yarn bowl. Artistic yet completely functional. I love my yarn bowl! It has a wonderful opening to let yarn feed fron the bowl to the needles, a great shape for all balls of yarn and rubber grippers on the bottom to keep it from slipping. I have even set it on the...

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Dye work continues

The beat goes on....focusing on the handpainted yarns. Katie prepped ...I got a dye lot of Rooster done. It's been a challenge between snow and rain, watching the weather for clear days...the color was developing here and turned out predictably beautiful!The...

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Fiber on the farm

I wanted to share a look back across this year's workshops on Long Ridge Farm. Natural dyeing and indigo were taught by me and the fiber workshops were taught by Patty Blomgren. I will post the annual natural dyeing workshops with Earthues soon!Beginners...

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Learning to Spin!

Saturday's Spinning Basics workshop with Patty Blomgren was grand! We all awoke to a very snowy scene in New Hampshire but it made a lovely backdrop for a warm and woolly day to learn to spin!While students simply treadled at their wheels to get the feel for the...

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Fleece prepping

Been busy skirting fleeces all weekend along with dyeing pounds of yarn and spring raking! The weather has been pretty nice for all three actually. Here is my temporary home in one of the barns. Fleeces lined up like cordwood! Here are the fleeces ready to go on...

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The power of Power Scour

With my mind turning to fleece, now that the sheep are sheared, I thought it would be good to show how well the Unicorn fiber products work for cleaning fiber. We offer the line of products in our online store www.longridgefarm.com/store.asp and you also can read...

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Needle felting

I tried my hand at needle felting this week and was able to put together two sheep, a rabbit and some tomatoes and carrots! I followed instructions to get started and now I see the ideas are limitless! It's great to have the project available as you can needle away...

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That felted entrelac bag!

It's done!!!! almost anyway. Once upon a time a couple of years ago, it feels like now, I knit this wonderful entrelac bag. But when I felted it, one of the yarns I used disintegrated in the process and I was left with a very holy, not religious, bag. So, I started...

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