Category Archives: Yarn, hand spinning, yarn processing

Making a cotton mattress pad from scratch – craft, gardening, sustainability 1-21-19

Once in awhile someone posts something on FB that so resonates with me. This video shows a beautiful young Chinese woman planting, transplanting, harvesting, processing, and making a mattress out of cotton she grew herself. It’s loaded with wonderful techniques … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures 11-23-19

It was my 74th birthday this week and I had a moment to consider what makes me happy. Of course I would be glad to have someone give me a sack with a couple of million bucks, but that event … Continue reading

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Knots 6-15-19

I came from a family of Scouts and Pioneers (really, my mom’s family came across the great plains in 1830), so we learned a lot of basic skills growing up, my brother and I. My mom was a scout leader … Continue reading

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FINISHING HANDSPUN YARN

  I won’t go into the whole activity of spinning yarn because that is a whole subject unto itself. But recently I had spun a bunch of yarn and had to make sure it was a good final product for … Continue reading

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