Welcome, everyone, to 2023! For this New Year's Day, we're happy to announce a new color. By popular vote (and after careful prototyping), we've decided to introduce our most requested color to the shop.
My mother, a trooper, volunteered/invited me to decorate a Christmas tree for charity. When we arrived at the expo center, I felt immersed in Santa's workshop. Christmas music floated over 2,000+ square feet of Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, and quilts donated by volunteers to benefit a local hospital. My experience as a temporary Christmas elf got me thinking: how would I decorate my own tree? Now, accidentally, I have the answer: I could print my own drop spindles!
This past month we moved our humble print farm more than 1000 miles away. We love our new place and we love our new space and we're scrambling to keep up with orders.
There's nothing more frustrating than wanting to work on a fiber project and not having the pieces you need. Joseph, after watching me knitting said, "Man, I wish I had a table loom." And, in the illustrious words of Oversimplified, "so it was."
We've recieved a product request last year for a home-printable drum carder. Joseph has spent the last few months prototyping, and we're nearly ready to release it to the shop.
You've procured a spinning wheel and put it together, and now it's time to spun! Buuuuuut....
We love seeing how and what you're making, especially when the makes look awesome! In this post, we're featuring Nikki and her work with a spinning wheel and Turkish spindle.
All's well. All's quiet. The printers have their assignments, and are whirring happily away as they print spindles, spokes, and hubs. And then...
I don't know about you, but it took me awhile to be able to distinguish between different types of fibers. "Fibers," at least to me, means anything I can prepare into a textile. That can include flax, nettles, milkweed, cotton, wool, or even hair, if you're persistent enough. Wool combs, as the name implies, are often used with wool or hair, as are carding combs. Other fibers like flax, nettles, or milkweed, might require a flax hackle to catch the narrower fibers. Fortunately, we have both in the Etsy store.
I love this Navajo spindle. We lived for a short time in southern Utah and learned a little about the Navajo tribe and their traditional weaving methods. Joseph wanted to honor that heritage when he designed this spindle for Good and Basic Manufacturing.
Joseph & Aubrey Bjork
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