Author Archives: Sheepy Hollow Farm

Genuine Kanawha Salt: A Family Heritage

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dyeing play day: Shibori

Yesterday was bright and sunny (albeit cold). I decided to ‘play’ with Shibori, a Japanese term for a method of dyeing cloth by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing. (Here’s a link with a little DIY-Shibori how-to.)

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Katie likes purple. I used inexpensive flea market (100 % cotton) shop towels and Rit dye. I thought I’d get a feel for the technique of wrapping, before I used bed linens and indigo!

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There’s definitely a learning curve!

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No where near perfection, but, oh what fun!!

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Happy Day!

weekend bits

Matt and Katie came home this past weekend (quite unexpectedly). Needless to say, it was so good to have them home even though I accomplish very little… perhaps it’s a good excuse to just ‘visit’ instead.

I did fiddle with yarn bits and charms, ribbons and buttons. I managed to create a few brooches/pins. Perhaps it will hurry Spring along!

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A great stash buster… almost instant gratification!

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Year of the sheep (goat).

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sheep brooch

You never know what those little bits of yarn and ribbon might inspire!

wooly wednesday: woolly tattoos

woolly tattoo on weaving

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woolly tattoo on coat

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woolly tattoo on mitten

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tater tats

Block Shop Textiles

Baby goat tails: Evergreen Lane Creamery, Fennville, MI