I try to personally meet all the creatures we get our fiber from
       
     
 Raw fiber after shorn from the animal is usually in need of a lot of cleaning. 
       
     
bys-11.jpg
       
     
 First we pick out the "VM" Vegtible matter, and the poo bits ect.  This is known as "Skirting" a fleece. 
       
     
 The fleece is then soaked multiple times until its clean. 
       
     
bys-16.jpg
       
     
 One of my favorite parts and a great arm work out is getting the water out of the fleece. 
       
     
 sun dry
       
     
 Dye Day with the Native Earth Teaching Farm
       
     
 Collecting natrual dye materails. 
       
     
 Marigold flowers make beautiful golden yellows. 
       
     
 First the fiber is soaked and prepped (depending on what kind of dye we use)
       
     
 Then slowly heated 
       
     
 Or I like doing solar dyeing in big mason jars
       
     
 Rebecca, founder of the Native Earth teaching farm is my mentor to natural dyeing fiber. Here she is gathering indigo.
       
     
 Indego leaves!
       
     
 indego dye bath
       
     
 Indigo results 
       
     
 solar acid dye results 
       
     
 Wool is then carded (brushed basically) into batts and roving ready to be spun! 
       
     
Harvetsfinals-10.jpg
       
     
Harvetsfinals-35.jpg
       
     
bys-6.jpg
       
     
bys-7.jpg
       
     
bys-8.jpg
       
     
bys-9.jpg
       
     
 Sometimes beads are added 
       
     
bys-20.jpg
       
     
bys-21.jpg
       
     
bys-22.jpg
       
     
bys-23.jpg
       
     
 All the material I like to organize ahead of time for the core spun Wild Skien Skarves. 
       
     
bys-25.jpg
       
     
bys-26.jpg
       
     
bys-27.jpg
       
     
bys-28.jpg
       
     
bys-29.jpg
       
     
bys-30.jpg
       
     
bys-31.jpg
       
     
bys-32.jpg
       
     
bys-33.jpg
       
     
bys-35.jpg
       
     
bys-36.jpg
       
     
bys-39.jpg
       
     
bys-40.jpg
       
     
 I try to personally meet all the creatures we get our fiber from
       
     

I try to personally meet all the creatures we get our fiber from

 Raw fiber after shorn from the animal is usually in need of a lot of cleaning. 
       
     

Raw fiber after shorn from the animal is usually in need of a lot of cleaning. 

bys-11.jpg
       
     
 First we pick out the "VM" Vegtible matter, and the poo bits ect.  This is known as "Skirting" a fleece. 
       
     

First we pick out the "VM" Vegtible matter, and the poo bits ect.  This is known as "Skirting" a fleece. 

 The fleece is then soaked multiple times until its clean. 
       
     

The fleece is then soaked multiple times until its clean. 

bys-16.jpg
       
     
 One of my favorite parts and a great arm work out is getting the water out of the fleece. 
       
     

One of my favorite parts and a great arm work out is getting the water out of the fleece. 

 sun dry
       
     

sun dry

 Dye Day with the Native Earth Teaching Farm
       
     

Dye Day with the Native Earth Teaching Farm

 Collecting natrual dye materails. 
       
     

Collecting natrual dye materails. 

 Marigold flowers make beautiful golden yellows. 
       
     

Marigold flowers make beautiful golden yellows. 

 First the fiber is soaked and prepped (depending on what kind of dye we use)
       
     

First the fiber is soaked and prepped (depending on what kind of dye we use)

 Then slowly heated 
       
     

Then slowly heated 

 Or I like doing solar dyeing in big mason jars
       
     

Or I like doing solar dyeing in big mason jars

 Rebecca, founder of the Native Earth teaching farm is my mentor to natural dyeing fiber. Here she is gathering indigo.
       
     

Rebecca, founder of the Native Earth teaching farm is my mentor to natural dyeing fiber. Here she is gathering indigo.

 Indego leaves!
       
     

Indego leaves!

 indego dye bath
       
     

indego dye bath

 Indigo results 
       
     

Indigo results 

 solar acid dye results 
       
     

solar acid dye results 

 Wool is then carded (brushed basically) into batts and roving ready to be spun! 
       
     

Wool is then carded (brushed basically) into batts and roving ready to be spun! 

Harvetsfinals-10.jpg
       
     
Harvetsfinals-35.jpg
       
     
bys-6.jpg
       
     
bys-7.jpg
       
     
bys-8.jpg
       
     
bys-9.jpg
       
     
 Sometimes beads are added 
       
     

Sometimes beads are added 

bys-20.jpg
       
     
bys-21.jpg
       
     
bys-22.jpg
       
     
bys-23.jpg
       
     
 All the material I like to organize ahead of time for the core spun Wild Skien Skarves. 
       
     

All the material I like to organize ahead of time for the core spun Wild Skien Skarves. 

bys-25.jpg
       
     
bys-26.jpg
       
     
bys-27.jpg
       
     
bys-28.jpg
       
     
bys-29.jpg
       
     
bys-30.jpg
       
     
bys-31.jpg
       
     
bys-32.jpg
       
     
bys-33.jpg
       
     
bys-35.jpg
       
     
bys-36.jpg
       
     
bys-39.jpg
       
     
bys-40.jpg