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The Fly in the Fibre Story

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The Fly in the Fibre Story

The story of how Fly in the Fibre came to be. Happy 3rd Birthday Fly in the Fibre!

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Fulling vs Felting

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Fulling vs Felting

Sometimes these two terms get mixed up and can get confusing.  So in a nutshell; felting is when wool fibres are joined together using soap, water and friction (wet felting) or barbed needles stabbed repeatedly into the fibres (dry felting or needle felting).  Fulling, is when wool is spun into a thread or yarn, then knit or woven into a cloth- that is then shrunk.   Sometime this shrinking process is on purpose and results in a strong, thicker, more water/wind resistant fabric- think of a “boiled wool” coat.  Sometimes the shrinking is by accident and results in a lovely...

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Got the Blues?

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Got the Blues?

Submitted by: Carmen Ditzler Indigo is the legendary source of colourfast blues and its ability to produce a wide range of shades has made it the most successful dye plant ever known. Indigo can give clear blues that range from the tint of a pale sky to a deep navy that is almost black.  We know it as the blue colour of denim; now dyed using synthetic indigo which was first created in 1880 by Adolph von Bayer.    Natural indigo is obtained from indigo bearing plants, the most significant one being indigofera tinctoria. The plant produces a colourless glucose...

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Local Artists are Worth Supporting

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Local Artists are Worth Supporting

Outsourcing has become a “norm” for small business artists. There are many reasons this practice takes place such as keeping up with demand or having smaller tasks performed by others. The decision to outsource is, I am sure, not one people would take lightly. The decision to purchase outsourced products should not be taken lightly either.There are many pros and cons to this practice that could provide a healthy debate but I would like to focus on the support and payment of our local Canadian artists. By paying artists the money they ask it shows them that we support their...

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Building a Creative Hub in Creston

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Building a Creative Hub in Creston

The dream is to have a place to gather people of all levels with interests in yarn, fibre, and creativity. Meet Fly in the Fibre. There is a great benefit in meeting with people with common interests and creating alongside others. Knowledge can grow and inspirational ideas sprout and spread when there is a healthy sharing of hopes and dreams of projects past and present.“The acquisition of skills is not an end in itself. They are things to be put to use, and that use is their contribution to a common and shared life” John DeweyI don’t think people ever...

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