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Growing Ramie

This summer I planted a few ramie plants in the hopes of being able to harvest some ramie fiber next year. Ramie is a member of the nettle family and has been used throughout Asia to create a beautiful and strong fabric similar to linen or hemp. 79 more words


Kudzu fiber

Over the last month I have been trying to get better at taking fiber from kudzu vines. This was my last attempt and I’m pleased with the results. 102 more words

Thread And Yarn

Qualcomm exec named new head of Google Fiber

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google’s ultrafast Internet service Fiber has a new leader running the show, and not just any new leader. Dennis Kish, a former executive at semiconductor company Qualcomm, is replacing Milo Medin to head Google Fiber going forward. 146 more words

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Hoodscarf in digital green - unisex head and shoulder wear

Smooth on the inside, plush on the outside, this hood with attached scarf is weighted just enough to feel like luxury, but can be treated equally as a tough and casual protagonist’s accessory. 85 more words


Raw Materials

I recently taught a class in Richmond, VA about making thread from wisteria and kudzu fibers. Here are some photos of my preparations. Wisteria bark fiber and hardwood ash.


Hand Spun

Know your sheep, know yourself

It’s state and county fair season, a great time to look at what kind of wool sheep are being bred in your area. And if you are like me, you will be doing a lot of day dreaming, and probably more importantly – practicing a lot of self-control so there aren’t a couple of sheep bouncing around in the truck bed as you turn into your driveway. 220 more words


Very Doggy!! (1940)

An addendum to the last post, here is a similar video using Samoyeds. How could I have missed this one? It’s so relevant!