Monday, November 3, 2014

Is it wool? cotton? rayon? silk? nylon?

The Mystery Fiber. 
Sunday, November 9



"I'm not sure what it is, but I real-l-l-ly liked it!" We find a great deal, love the color, lose the tag. We want to know what we have. One simple, economical, and fairly accurate way to determine fiber content is with a Burn Test.

Daryl (rhymes with Carl) from Daft Dames Handcrafts will show us how to identify our mystery fibers. Each fiber has a distinctive flame, burn and/or ash.  She will help us tell the differences between them. I've seen her give this talk before and it's very informative. Feel free to bring in your own mystery fibers and see if we can identify it.

Daft Dames Handcrafts Stocks all sorts of fibers, geared primarily to weavers, but much of what they stock can be used for knitting. They also have various rovings for sale, as well as spinning wheels, looms, and books. The coned yarns are very reasonable, with a selection that you would never find at your LYS. 

They are located at 
  • 13384 Main Rd (Rt. 5)
  • Akron, New York 14001
  • (716) 542-4235
No Website.

December meeting is our annual holiday party pot luck, open spin, and show and tell.




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