Monthly Archives: November 2009

Fiber Update 11/24

I have been having quite the enjoyable time this week dyeing up all these different fibers!  New this week are Corrie X and Merino/Tencel.  Check out the newest on the block.  1. Tropical Rainbow – Hand Dyed Tussah Silk Sliver, … Continue reading

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Creating a Multicolor Roving on the Drum Carder

Today’s photo tutorial will focus on making a layered batt, which results in a multi-color roving when pulled….either straight from the swift of the drum carder, or made later by zig-zag tearing the batt.  If you haven’t joined me for … Continue reading

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Introducing Zephyr

Welcome the newest yarn in the zoo…. Zephyr Lace.  This 50-50 blend of silk and merino is soft, lustrous, and has a great drape to it.  1200 yards in 4 oz skeins for your shawl or weaving projects. Next is … Continue reading

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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Ok, so I don’t follow sports too much, other than what Mr. Tiger likes to watch while I’m spinning….but a friend of mine submitted a possible nickname for the Minnesota Vikings front four, ala Purple People Eaters of past years. … Continue reading

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Is your neck chilly?

As of 2011, I no longer make these scarves.  Sorry! For my non-knitting readers (or those who do knit, but are starting to get the feeling that WIP’s aren’t going to turn into FO’s in time), I’d like to mention … Continue reading

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Sheep in the City

Want to see The Painted Tiger stuff in person (and meet me)?  We will be at Sheep in the City, February 26-28.   It sounds like a lot of fun (pajama party, anyone?), so I hope you can find a class … Continue reading

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