Mousekitts needle felted animal fiber sculpture by TCMfeltDesigns, $24.00

Mousekitts, needle felted animal fiber sculpture

The Absence and Presence: Disembodied Clothing as Relic by Jennifer Smith-Windsor)    ‘Atrabiliarios - shoes, animal fibre, and surgical thread in carved out wall niche - Doris Salcedo

The Absence and Presence: Disembodied Clothing as Relic by Jennifer Smith-Windsor ‘Atrabiliarios - shoes, animal fibre, and surgical thread in carved out wall niche - Doris Salcedo

MAIWA: Workshop - One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres

Symposium registration opens June 23 at 2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium Workshop One Pot Palette - Animal Fibres Daniel.

Tibetans use the liquor from boiled rhubarb leaves as natural mordant that works best with animal fibres.    Apparently, a pound of rhubarb leaves can mordant several pounds of fibre. Make sure you boil the leaves in a well-ventilated area, as the fumes can cause problems, and note that rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which is a poison, and should not be eaten.

Simmer the chopped roots for half an hour. Strain the liquor and add mordanted fibre to the pot. -- Yellow/orange dye from rhubarb. Rhubarb leaves can also be used as a MORDANT

Common Types of Fiber Animals, from #yarnschool by Over the Rainbow Yarn.

Common Types of Fiber Animals, from Yarn School by Over the Rainbow Yarn.

Workshop - One Pot Palette - Plant Fibres at Maiwa Textile Symposium in September in Vancouver BC. Wish I lived closer!

Workshop - One Pot Palette - Plant Fibres

Symposium registration opens June 23 at 2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium Workshop One Pot Palette - Plant Fibres Daniell.

If you want to dye wool, silk or other animal fibres using natural dyes, such as onion skins, you will need to use a mordant in order for the dye to bond with your yarn…

Mordanting wool and protein fibres with alum tutorial on It's a Stitch Up

Allpa is an indigenous word meaning ‘earth’ in the Quechua language – a reminder that the stone, wood, vegetable and animal fibres with which they work all come from the earth.

Allpa is an indigenous word meaning ‘earth’ in the Quechua language – a reminder that the stone, wood, vegetable and animal fibres with which they work all come from the earth.

Felted Wool Bear with Bird - Merino Sculpted Animal - Needlefelted Fibre Art - Montgomery. £15.00, via Etsy.

Felted Wool Bear with Bird - Merino Sculpted Animal - Needlefelted Fibre Art - Montgomery

The Felting and Fiber Studio. Great resource website for all things felting!

A lovely sheep. Link leads to the Felting and Fiber Studio. A resource website for all things felting.

What's in a yarn? Animal fibres explained

What's in a yarn? Animal fibres explained

Scientists have mapped the entire genome of sheep, paving the way to improve the health of the humble farm animal for better meat and wool

i choose not to knit with animal fibres, but there are all kinds of interesting yarns that i do choose to knit with. this is a constantly-updated list of non-animal yarns that i have heard about, h...

vegan yarn

i choose not to knit with animal fibres, but there are all kinds of interesting yarns that i do choose to knit with. this is a constantly-updated list of non-animal yarns that i have heard about, h.

Mordants for Natural Dyes | Wild Colours natural dyes

Mordants for Natural Dyes | Wild Colours natural dyes

Dyeing Animal Fibre Yarn

Dyeing Animal Fibre Yarn

You're going to love Dyeing Animal Fibre Yarn by designer ColourSpun.

Natural fibres- do not produce static electricity so there is no need for fabric softener. Interesting article attached re: 15 of the worlds major plant and animal fibers. Did you know that linen is made from linseed which is flax seed?

Natural Fibers: Like agriculture, textiles have been a fundamental part of human life since the dawn of civilization.

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