Sale at Salem Glen Winery in Rochester, MN June 9, 2019

Our booth at Salem Glen Winery, Rochester, MN, beautiful venue, & we were allowed to taste wine and visit afterwards... I sold yarns, rovings, and dryer balls made of our Traditional 1927(R) fine, single-coated Shetland wool. Weather was perfect for our sale Saturday, June 9, 11 am to 5 pm,  at Salem Glen Winery in Rochester, MN.  I had an assortment of  fiber, yarns, and handmade items in natural Shetland colors from our fine fleeced Shetland Traditional 1927 (R) Flock.  Three Rivers Fibershed Vendors had some lovely and inspiring naturally dyed fibers, baskets, and yarns to offer.  I learned some…

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Duluth Fiber Handcrafter’s Guild Flax Project
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Duluth Fiber Handcrafter’s Guild Flax Project

The Duluth Fiber Handcrafter's Guild gave me Flax seeds and I grew a 9 x 10 foot plot of flax in our garden this summer.  Some photos and explanations of what I have done so far follow. End product this fall: white, hairlike fibers pop out under bark when I bend stems! Flax is up by mid-June after a good rain July 25, 2018 Mid-late August, 2018 Mature seedheads are brown, flowers blue, Mid-September, 2018 Pull the entire plant to harvest it By October 24, after turning it once a week, dew retting is progressing well, especially on the thinner…

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