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Monday, August 19, 2013

Georgette (Tissue) Silk Fabric

I am happy to announce that Outback Fibers now has Gorgeous hand-dyed tissue-silk fabrics now available by the yard.   Coordinate these silk fabrics with their matching 18.5 micron superfine merino wool, and tussah silk roving; or chose complimentary colors from our full line of Treetops wools and silks.
Lightweight, 4.5 momme open-weave tissue silk (comparable to the US “georgette” silk),  is the perfect fabric for beginning nuno felters and those wanting a gauzy, soft finish. 
 Choose our dyed “paj” (habotai) silk fabrics for a tighter weave with more luster and a more substantial pucker. 
Perfect for your very own unique, one-of-a-kind piece of nuno felt sure to attract attention and interest. Have fun and let us know what you think.
 Here is an example of one of my scarves using some habotai silk fabric.  The color is Machu Picchu.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Outback Fibers Workshops in Beautiful Colorado

Beginning next summer, we will be offering various workshops here at our studio. When we moved from Texas to Colorado two years ago, we planned an expanded workshop space and will have some on-site accommodation as well as some commercial lodging nearby.

We are located in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon flanked by the Sangre de Cristo mountains on one side, and the Arkansas River valley on the other. It is a wonderful place to surround yourself with inspiration and fiber! We hope to bring in various teachers for classes; as well as simply offering the space for those who want to work with a small group of fellow fiber artists in a setting that provides supplies, fiber, workspace, food, lodging and scenery...all in one location.

Meanwhile... happy felting and let us know if you are interested.