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Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

As I mentioned in my previous post, I attended a workshop on spinning flax at the Fiber Fair this past weekend. I had spun flax before, but it’s a craft quite different from spinning wool, and I wanted some guidance from an experienced teacher. The workshop also covered the growing and processing of flax, which …

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In the course of this fall and winter, I’ve slowly been spinning my first silk yarn out of the unprocessed silk worm cocoons I ordered from here. To tell you the truth, when the package first arrived in the mail, I had very little faith in my ability to spin anything out of that mass …

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