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Weld Holds It All Together
Wool Yarn Dyed With Natural Dyes Moving along in our series of articles on Natural Dyes, and into the yellows, Weld , Reseda luteola, is one of the most historically important of the yellow natural dyes. Wool Yarn Dyed with Weld, Mordant: Tin   Also know as...

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On the Road Again, and Back Home
Main Building Maryland Sheep and Wool festival Brush Creek Wool Works at the MS&WF We finally are done unpacking from having a booth at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  A big thanks to all  of the people who volunteer to produce that event.  It was  f...

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Coming Attractions and New Spring Listings
With inventory done and taxes almost complete, we are in the process of sourcing new items for  this year. We will be sourcing new book titles, silk and wool yarns, hopefully some linen yarn, and what ever unique treasures we run across in our travels. We w...

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Fussing with Fustic
Fustic Natural Dye, Chlorophora tinctoria, or Maclura tinctoria, known also as Old Fustic, is extracted from the heartwood of a tropical tree native to the Americas.  It is related to the mulberry tree and sometimes called Dyer's Mulbery. It yields is a ver...

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Red Sandalwood Tastefully Beautiful
Red Sandalwood Powder with Dyed Yarn Samples The common names for Red Sandalwood are Red Sanders , Red Sandalwood , Sanders, Saunders, and Saunderswood. Sandalwoods are medium sized trees, that are of the same botanical family as European mistletoe, and lik...

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Welcoming the New Year
As with any business, January is full of duties required to comply with taxes, such as doing inventory and completing bookkeeping for the previous year. After all of that boring work, it's time to get busy and start to source new items for the coming year, ...

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Winter Drinks and Dye Projects
While we are all getting ready for the Holidays and doing some winter projects, try something new to drink. We have just listed a new and unusual tea called Pu erh, two White Teas, along with a new variety of Yerba Mate for your enjoyment. Pu erh Tea is a f...

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The Dye That Named a Country
When the Portuguese explorers came to the Americas for gold and spices, they never thought they would also find a dye material that would eventually become the name of a South American country. The area of the New World was originally named  Island of the T...

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Where Are We?
As some of your may know , we started our business doing shows and events in 1983.  In 2009, we set up our first internet shop through Etsy, and started cutting back a bit on our show schedule. We felt that we were being pulled in too many directions and ne...
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