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This was originally published in 2010, when Brianna ran The Yarn Side. (Wow, I took awful photos compared to now. Nice to see ways in which we grow, I guess. Ha!) When last I left, we had a coiled bit of dyed roving, waiting for a good steam. You can choose to steam in several ways: steamer basket inside of a pot, inch of water, burner on medium, lid on pot, steam for 30-40 minutes, making sure to add a bit more water if it gets low, but never so much that it touches the fiber. handy steamer bags in... Read more →


This was originally published in 2010, when Brianna ran The Yarn Side. (Wow, I took awful photos compared to now. Nice to see ways in which we grow, I guess. Ha!) We left off with the fiber all prepped and our supplies all gathered. We're readying ourselves for part two, where the real fun begins! And, no, I'm not being sarcastic. I really enjoy this next part. It may make me do a dance, not unlike the one that Tom Cruise does at the end of Tropic Thunder. Now that I've given away a trade secret of my own, let's... Read more →


This was originally published in 2010, when Brianna ran The Yarn Side. (Wow, I took awful photos compared to now. Nice to see ways in which we grow, I guess. Ha!) I had previously discussed the idea of documenting my painting/dyeing some yarn. The mood struck, however, when I was prepping to dye some roving to send to a friend who promised to spin it up for me. There will be three parts to this series, and hopefully, in the not so distant future, we will have photos of the yarn it's become! To get us started, we'll need to... Read more →