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Yarn Barn Visits Tasmania

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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

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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

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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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Using Mulberry Silk Hankies for Felting and Knitting

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What are they?

Mulberry silk hankies are created from the silk worm cocoons of the Bombyx Mori Moth that have been soaked in water, pierced and spread out carefully onto a frame to make them about 25 cm square and stacked up on top of each other. The term Mawata refers to this. 

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Silk Throwster Waste

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What is Mulberry Silk Throwster Waste?

Mulberry silk throwster waste hand dyed rainbow by sally ridgway

Mulberry silk throwster waste fibre is recycled silk waste from the silk industry. Is it collected from the twisted waste after the reeling of the silk yarn from the silk cocoon. It has been cleaned, bleached and all of the sericin or gum has been removed. It is a mass of threads which I dye in a range of bright colours.

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