Donna Kallner Fiber Art

Wisconsin, United States

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Announcement    Nalbinding and looping worked in handspun local wool naturally dyed with homegrown indigo and plants foraged in rural northern Wisconsin.


Last updated on Sep 16, 2021

Nalbinding and looping worked in handspun local wool naturally dyed with homegrown indigo and plants foraged in rural northern Wisconsin.



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Video summary: Peeling homegrown willow. I sell the peeled rods to basketmakers or burn it to make charcoal, and use the bark for homebrewed natural dye.

Nalbinding hats and mittens worked in handspun and plant-dyed local wool

Here in rural northern Wisconsin I grow Japanese indigo, woad and willow and forage other plants for dyeing handspun and mill-spun yarns. I source raw wool from area growers and spin with a twist that's particularly well-suited for use in nalbinding, Continental knitting and crochet. It all fits into the life we've crafted here in Wisconsin's Northwoods.

When I'm not spinning, dyeing or collecting dye materials, I teach looping and nalbinding. Looping is an ancient tradition that keeps evolving as contemporary fiber artists put their own spin on it. Never heard of it? Your ancient ancestors probably knew it by another name. Intrigued? You can learn more about looping at

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  • Donna Kallner

    Owner, Maker, Spinner, Grower And Gatherer Of Natural Materials, Dyer, Teacher

    Inspired by ancient fiber techniques, I give old ideas a new spin. I dye with plant materials I grow and gather, spin yarn from local wool, and teach looping and nalbinding workshops.

  • Bill Kallner

    Woodworker, Harvest Hand

    When not building hand-crafted bentwood landing nets for fly fishermen, Shaker boxes or rustic furniture, my husband Bill helps me harvest willow, strip bark and gather materials for natural dyeing.

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***Gift Items: If purchase is marked as a gift, during checkout you have the option to include a gift message to include with the item at no charge. I don't offer a separate gift wrap option but do wrap gift items neatly with dressmaker tissue or plain brown paper and tie with handspun yarn or ribbon and a gift tag. If you want the item shipped directly to the recipient, be sure to select the correct shipping address (or click Add An Address to enter a new one) while checking out. Click "Ship Here" once you have the right address before you place the order.