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Using Natural Dyes In Your Kitchen

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Using Natural Dyes In Your Kitchen

Dyed cloth has been an important part of cultural identity and a driver of historical processes throughout human history (learn more here). There is almost an infinite variety of natural materials that can be used for dyeing but in this tutorial I am highlighting a few of my favorites to create a beautiful color palette for wool, cotton, or linen cloth and yarn. Ingredients from the kitchen for dyeing The Basics When using natural materials to dye wool or cotton you will need a mordant. A mordant is often a mineral compound that helps to lock color into the fiber...

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How to Make The Rise Up Coiled Basket

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How to Make The Rise Up Coiled Basket

This basket design was inspired by the aftermath of the Almeda Fire in Southern Oregon. I wanted to create a design that, at least to me, symbolizes rising up from the ashes. Use this free pattern and enjoy this making this design. It is recommended that you start with the basic Coiled Basketry Project Craft Kit.

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How To Make Shapes in Your Weaving

How To Make Shapes in Your Weaving

How to weave shapes into your woven project. Find the Wool Weaving Project craft kit here.  Download Free Instructional PDF Gather your ideas and materials You may want to sketch out your design ideas or improvise as you go along. Look for inspiration in other weaver’s work, traditional motifs you may find in books, patterns found in nature, or in your own imagination. Choose your color palette. Are you drawn to soft neutrals, bold brights, complementary or harmonious colors combinations or do you like to have an unexpected pop of color on a relatively subdued background? Choose your textures. Do you...

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How To Make Vertical Stripes In Your Weaving

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How To Make Vertical Stripes In Your Weaving

Horizontal stripes are achieved by weaving simple rows and periodically changing colors. Vertical stripes are another way to add interest to your design by introducing new patterns with your color palette. Here's how to do it.

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