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TEC Tasmanian Merino Wool Tops

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

I regularly get asked to explain the difference between my regular Merino wool tops and my TEC (Superwash) Merino wool so I thought I would try to explain it here.

Both of these amazing wool fibres are grown right here in my home state of Tasmanian and are both from some of the top wool growers in this big country.

The main difference is in the processing of the fibres. Most people are familliar with the general process involved in scouring and processing regular wool but the Superwash or to be more precise, TEC, Total Easy Care process used on superwash wool is handled a little differently.

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Mulberry Silk Cocoon Sheet Form

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

Firstly, What Are They?

Mulberry silk cocoon sheets or lap waste are made from Mulberry silk cocoons layered on top of each other. 

This 'fabric' can be thick and thin and is very textured and will usually need teasing apart to work with first. 

 

What can they be used for?

Many of my lovely regular ladies and gents are using these for a number of different projects. 

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Yarn Barn Visits Tasmania

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

The Yarn Barn

Is coming to Tasmania with a whole lot of goodies for the weavers, knitters, crocheter, macrame, etc.. They will be set up at the Devonport Spinners and Weavers meeting on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at the East Devonport Recreation Centre in Carolyn Street.

This will be open to the public so don't be shy, you don't have to be a member  to pop in take a look about.

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Bothwell International Spinin 2021

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

Bothwell International Highland SpinIN & Fibre Festival Events Hand Craft Competitions 2021 The Longest Thread 2021 Fashion Design Competition

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Tasmanian Craft Fair 2019

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

Well its been a hectic time lately and it is almost at the pointy end of the year with the Tasmanian Craft Fair on again over the weekend of Friday 1st November to Monday 4th November. I will be in Venue 5, stand 533 in the centre isle of the Community Centre again and really please to say I will be in the same spot as last year.

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