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Earth sky

For those who are looking for a different sort of vacation here is something you might want to consider. Earth and Sky have a Meditative Art School that combines art and yoga.

In the Meditative Art practice the emphasis is on the use of natural material and exploring the way the natural materials effects us and our creativity. A variety of natural materials is used which include: natural paints, raw wool, natural fabrics, ropes, metal, creating with food items and painting with spices.

Meditative Art is a way of creating from a receptive and quiet state of mind.

Their programs take place in especially inspiring locations and they combine Meditative Art theory and practice together with daily yoga and meditation.

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Some of the upcoming workshops are:
Earth and Sky in Ireland
April 2013

Beauty in Italy
end of July 2013

It sounds very peaceful and inspiring, doesn’t it?
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Meditation Books

Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly
Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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30" Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom and Stand - new

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Mirrix Zach 22 Inch Loom

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VTG PENDLETON MAPLE WOOD FLOOR LOOM 31" & WARPING BOARD WEAVING FOLDING beautifu

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Fiber Crafts EU: fibreeu

Finland

Iceland

Sweden

Ireland

Spring Wools
Wool shop in Dublin, Ireland.

Kerry Woolen Mills
Carded wool and yarn for knitting.

Donegal Yarns
Home of Donegal tweed yarns.

UK

Coldharbour Mill

Devere Yarns
Devere Yarns is a good source for natural wools and cotton yarns.

Fibre Harvest
Fibre Harvest provides fully worsted service: scouring, carding, combing, gilling and spinning.

Fibrecrafts
A great source for all your fibre needs.

Designer Yarns
Designer yarns for knitters, including a member chat board, free knitting patterns.

George Weil

Griffiths Mill
Weaving yarns, looms, braiding, handspinning, paper crafts, knitting, crochet, felting, jewellery making and lots of other craft supplies.

Natural Fibre Company

Texere Yarns
Texere Yarns in Yorkshire have an extensive supply of yarns, dyes and craft suppliers for the knitter, weaver, embroidery or textile artist.
Swaledale Woollens

Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop
Handknit sweaters, Wensleydale fleeces and combed top.

Uppingham Yarns
A wide assortment of non-repeatable yarns for machine knitters, hand knitters and weavers.

West Yorkshire Spinners

Wingham Wool Work
Wingham Wool Work has been in the business of teaching spinning since the 1980’s. Located in Yorkshire, they are an excellent resource for handspinners, feltmakers and textile artists.

World of Wool
A world of wool at your fingertips from Huddersfield, UK.

Yeoman Yarns
Acrylics, cottons, mohair, metallics, wools and fancy yarns.

Yarn Shops

Sweden Yarn Shops
Iceland Yarn Shops
Finland Yarn Shops
Yarn Shops

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Weaving in Ireland: aa012998

This week I thought I would take a brief tour through Ireland to see what I could find in the weaving world.

Mary O’Rourke has been working with with Irish women in an educational project called The Shanty. In it she teaches traditional handspinning, weaving and felting. They have developed high quality hand crafted products, successfully marketing them as “Weaving Dreams”. Weaving Dreams now employs nine people and continues to expand with its environmentally friendly unique items.

John McAtasney, The Master Irish Weaver, has over 50 years experience as a professional weaver. He specializes in handwoven blankets, damask linen and crioses.

Thinking of Ireland brings to mind of course, Irish linen. Fergusons Irish Linen gives a tour of their mill. It is situated on the River Bann and is worth a visit, if not in person, at least in cyberspace.

If you have a linen damask tablecloth or clothing made of linen, an excellent guide to caring for your linen is provided by the House of Linen.

Want to know more about Irish linen? The Irish Linen Guild is a promotional group dedicated to education and marketing activities for the linen industry.

Resources for the Creative Traveller has additional info on places to visit in Ireland and the U.K.

More…
About flax and linen.
Stamps of Ireland
Linen Weaving
Linen Towels

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30" Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle Loom and Stand - new

$255.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 13:43:31 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Mirrix Zach 22 Inch Loom

$325.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-17-2020 11:32:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG PENDLETON MAPLE WOOD FLOOR LOOM 31" & WARPING BOARD WEAVING FOLDING beautifu

$700.00
End Date: Friday Mar-20-2020 14:50:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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