I’m finally able to sit down and watch some YouTube videos, and I found this lovely creative in my suggestion list while I was watching the newest video from Darkest Raven’s Movie Minis.
I call myself a fiber artist, but this woman has really opened my horizons!! Did you know you can make thread and yarn from stinging nettles, brambles and burdock??? I didn’t, and neither did anyone else I asked. It must be a Northern thing or something – not sure. I’m from the South, and we do a lot of cotton thread and yarn by hand.
I’ve since watched a great many of Sally Pointer’s fantastic videos, and she provides historical background and information along with the different techniques and processes she discusses. She processes the fibers she’s going to use, cleans them, spins or twists them depending on what she’s doing and weaves and sews with the end result.
You can find her entire playlist of videos here : Sally Pointer
My current favorite is:
This video is an introduction to different natural fibers, and she has more detailed videos on her channel which I highly recommend.
Let me know what you think of this and anything else you’ve seen on my blog. I’d love to hear from you!
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!