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Welcome to The Painted Harlot Fiber Arts where you will find sumptuous washed, dyed and handspun yarns from cottage farms. I dont currently have the fencing for sheep or goats, but its coming! I am a stay at home mom of two. Both are in school, so I get to spend most of my days washing, dyeing and spinning fiber. I'm also a huge fan of sewing (hence my other shop Strumpets Delight) so you will find some sewn items also! My wonderful husband encourages me to do things that I love. Even when he does not like the smells that come out of the kitchen.

My favorite part of processing wool is the actual processing. I buy raw fleeces from small cottage farms, pick, wash in special wool shampoos, dye and sell that way, or spin into fantastic yarn. I try to stay with semi local farms, but being in the desert, having heavy wool sheep breeds isn't always easy. I am a huge fan of primitive…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 12
  • Joined October 26, 2011

Favorite materials

longwool, merino, tencil, bluefaced leicester, teeswater, wensleydale

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The Painted Harlot Fiber Arts

About

Welcome to The Painted Harlot Fiber Arts where you will find sumptuous washed, dyed and handspun yarns from cottage farms. I dont currently have the fencing for sheep or goats, but its coming! I am a stay at home mom of two. Both are in school, so I get to spend most of my days washing, dyeing and spinning fiber. I'm also a huge fan of sewing (hence my other shop Strumpets Delight) so you will find some sewn items also! My wonderful husband encourages me to do things that I love. Even when he does not like the smells that come out of the kitchen.

My favorite part of processing wool is the actual processing. I buy raw fleeces from small cottage farms, pick, wash in special wool shampoos, dye and sell that way, or spin into fantastic yarn. I try to stay with semi local farms, but being in the desert, having heavy wool sheep breeds isn't always easy. I am a huge fan of primitive breed and rare breed wools. You may find some Merino in my shop, but it is not the normal fiber I go for.

Blending wools and other add ins on my carders is also a fun way of getting some texture and color in your yarns, or felted projects. I am an avid felter, and am hoping to add some new items to my shop soon. I cant do big wet felting projects in the winter, as we sit below freezing and often with feet of snow on the ground.

Please come visit my other shop http://www.strumpetsdelight.etsy.com and find sewn skirts, bloomers and tops for all sizes!

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