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You can find over 1000 pages of information, hand-picked links, free patterns, resources and how-to instructions for weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, felting, papermaking, needlepoint, sewing, and other textile handicrafts. We also have a free Discussion Forum and Chat rooms where you can meet with all your fiber friends.

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Some of the recent updates to pages:

Tenntrad Embroidery Project
Tin Thread embroidery is almost a lost art. Here is a how-to project to make a pewter embroidered reindeer leather keychain.

The Saami Art of Tin Thread Spinning

Tugging on a bit of pewter thread has led me on a discovery of some of the intricate textile crafts of my ancestors.

Saami Reindeer Bracelet
Saami Reindeer Bracelet
How to braid and stitch a Saami style reindeer bracelet.

Sami Duodji Trademark
What is Sami Duodji

Dyed Easter Eggs from your Kitchen
How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Used Weaving Looms

Walnut J loom

Fireside Loom

Wet Felting with a Washboard
How to use a washboard for the final fulling process.

Textile Terms Dictionary
Our textile dictionary is being updated.

Saami Band Weaving

Beaivi Loom Video
A video I made on how to weave with a Sami-style 2 hole rigid heddle loom.

Sami 2 Hole Weaving Reed
Paivi loom
My new loom – The Beaivi.

How to Warp the Beaivi Loom

Rigid Heddle Pickup Pattern

Weaving braids with a double slot weaving reed

Tablet Weaving Patterns
Card Weaving Pattern No 102

Band Weaving of Finland and Sweden


The Killing: Sarah Lund White Jumper, The Brown Jumper and the Red Jumper

How Long
How long does it take to knit a sweater?

Vintage Knitting:
Ankle Warmers – Vintage Knitting and Crochet Pattern

Vintage Pattern for a Knitted Skirt

Crock Pot Dyes
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Fungi Dyes

Used Weaving Looms:
Used Dorothy Table Loom
Used Norwood Loom for Sale

Countermarche Looms

10 Steps: How to Warp a Loom

Yarn and Fiber Shops

New Kindle Updates

How To Recipes

Kimono Patterns

Big CS Sitemap List

AFA Newsletter

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AFA Fiber Event Calendar

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This page last edited on April 11, 2015


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