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I have always been a little different, always loved intense colour and done things a little off center. When my daughter came home from Sheridan College with her head stuffed full of knowledge about fibre and dyeing, it just seemed natural to pick her brains... the spinning was my idea...
Now, since I never have the sense to keep things sensible, we have bought a full sized mill to further our fibre addiction.. note I say 'our'. My poor hubby is addicted now, too.
NOTES ON WOOL
As a longtime dealing-with-arthritis person, I have made some discoveries about wool. For some reason wool, any kind of wool, makes my arthritis hurt less. Is it the wool; the warmth, the natural-ness - I have no idea, but I do know for sure that it works. So if you have someone you love with arthritis, or have it yourself, try some wool. Wool socks make my feet feel almost immediately better. Wool…

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  • Born on August 27
  • Joined November 6, 2007

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wool, alpaca, silk, bamboo, tencel, firestar, soy, banana

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About

I have always been a little different, always loved intense colour and done things a little off center. When my daughter came home from Sheridan College with her head stuffed full of knowledge about fibre and dyeing, it just seemed natural to pick her brains... the spinning was my idea...
Now, since I never have the sense to keep things sensible, we have bought a full sized mill to further our fibre addiction.. note I say 'our'. My poor hubby is addicted now, too.
NOTES ON WOOL
As a longtime dealing-with-arthritis person, I have made some discoveries about wool. For some reason wool, any kind of wool, makes my arthritis hurt less. Is it the wool; the warmth, the natural-ness - I have no idea, but I do know for sure that it works. So if you have someone you love with arthritis, or have it yourself, try some wool. Wool socks make my feet feel almost immediately better. Wool mitts or a wool muff for my hands- same thing. The other fibres don't seem to work although I have honestly never tried alpaca or mohair, but I know for sure wool works, and superwash just as well as feltable.

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