Ready for the Fall Markets.

Textured Organic Cotton Blankets.

Only three Natural and Organic items were used. Textured Organic Cotton Yarn from India, the Black Mud was made from the Charcoal of Grape Vine Shoots grown in Germany and Organic Home-Crafted Soy Milk.

Earthy · Organic · Natural · Sustainable

Yarn Cake, Work in Progress

Starting to turn my random dyed organic cotton yarn into “cakes”. It is making a nice striped effect on the cake.

This is the textured organic cotton from India, that was dyed with charcoal dust from German grape vine shoots. About 30 more to go.

Organic · Cotton · Pigment

Random

To mimic the random growth of grape vines, the random texture of the organic yarn, I decided to spot dye the yarn to give the future weaving the same feeling.

Now the curing phase begins for about two weeks

2.5 Kilos of Organic Cotton Yarn from India. The Black was made by the Charring of Grape Vine Shoots from Germany.

Ready for Fall Markets.

Organic Textured Cotton Blankets
Only three Natural and Organic items were used. Cotton from India, Soil from Italy, France and the USA. Home-Crafted Soy Milk.
The next group of blankets will be using natural dyes from plants.

Earthy · Organic · Natural · Sustainable

Organic cotton, grown and spun in India. Mud dyed (stained) with organic soil. The mud dyeing gives the cloth a soft earthly color.

Time to Cure

Only Three Natural and All Organic items were used. Cotton from India, Soil from Italy, France and the USA. Home-Crafted Soy Milk.

Now the curing phase begins for about two weeks

Christmas in July, Preview Five and Last. Bast Fibers

Earthy · Nature · Simple · Natural

Next weaving’s for the Austin Flea Event. July 16th Austin Flea at Still Austin Whiskey in Austin, Texas.
Wraps and throws using organic linen yarns from Belgium and Hungry and hand spun wild Himalayan nettle fiber from Nepal.

All are handwoven on a 50+ year old wooden loom, in the Texas Hill Country.

Follow Llano Fiber to see more weaving’s that will be at the coming up Thanksgiving’s venue.

Christmas in July, Preview Four.

Earthy · Soft · Simple · Natural

Next weaving’s for the Austin Flea Event. July 16th Austin Flea at Still Austin Whiskey in Austin, Texas.

1 – The waffle weave lap blanket is 100% organic, handpick, non-GMO Peruvian pima cotton
2 – The one to the left is handpick, non-GMO Peruvian pima cotton
3 – And the last one is organic cotton, grown and spun in India

All are handwoven on a 50+ year old wooden loom, in the Texas Hill Country.

Follow Llano Fiber to see more weaving’s that will be at the coming venue.

5 Kilo’s of New Yarn

Organic Gaddi Wool
Desi (Indigenous) Himalayan Gaddi Sheep
Desi Oon (Indigenous Wool)

Gaddi is a Himalayan Desi sheep breed local to Himachal Pradesh, India. Desi means local or indigenous to India. The Gaddis are a semi-nomadic tribe. Each year, in February or March, they leave their winter pastures on the Himalayan foothills, and climb towards the nutritious grass of the Lahul and Spiti plains, arriving by the mid-summer nights. With the first sign of the autumn chill, they again head south.

I would like to thank, Gunjan Satija with the Centre for Pastoralism (CfP), a nonprofit organization. Centre for Pastoralism is an initiative by Gujarat-based Sahjeevan Trust with an objective to promote understanding on Indian Pastoralism. With her help she was able to put me in contact with individuals and co-op’s in acquiring desi wool yarns.

The handspun wool also has Ayurvedic healing properties, as the sheep feed on natural herbs found in the organic alpine meadows of the Himalayan mountains.

Color

It has been a while since I have dyed with some color. The earthy feel from this textured organic cotton yarn from India, I decided to use some organic earth pigments for my color. I am mud dyeing (staining) with mineral oxides, the green is from Italy and the red is from France. Now the curing phase begins for about two weeks outdoors.

Earth · Organic · Natural