Tag Archives: Alpaca

Fibreshed knitalong: the middle

We had our second Knitalong meetup last weekend. We shared our progress and talked about local clothes. Continue reading

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Fibreshed knitalong: the beginning

Participants have signed up, fibre is being spun or yarn has been purchased. The Melbourne Fibreshed knitalong has begun. Continue reading

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Fibreshed process: Carding, combing and spinning

It’s been hard to twist my head around how scoured fibres are transformed into yarn. Continue reading

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Fibreshed maker: Cashmere connections

Cashmere connections’ tailored service is key to their ability to process so many different fibres well. Continue reading

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Fibershed maker: Wool 2 yarn

In the industrial hub of Mornington, I came across Wool 2 Yarn: a mini mill only an hour away from Melbourne. Continue reading

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Fibershed process: washing and scouring

At its most basic, scouring is a way of cleaning textile fibres. Here’s my research on how its done at home and commercially. Continue reading

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Fibershed maker: Velieris

Tucked away in an industrial pocket of Braybrook, Velieris manufacture beautiful carpets and rugs. Continue reading

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