Don’t call me “Wooly”

Meet Al Packer – a friendly fellow from Bumble Hill Alpaca Stud who carefully watched over the proceedings when Guild members participated in the Fiftieth Anniversary Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair. Alpaca’s don’t have wool, they have fleece – and the resulting fibre is highly prized by both spinners …

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Coreopsis Dyeing

I really enjoy dyeing wool.  I love seeing how the colours will turn out.  It’s always a surprise.  I quite like the idea of using natural dyes, but have always been put off by the toxic mordants, or fixing compounds, required by many of the plant based dyes.  Early one …

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