Fall Time is Natural Dye Time

Every year I look forward to Fall. The air is crisp and leaves rustle in the wind. It’s a season for pumpkins, pecans and Goldenrod. In our area the Goldenrod is quite prolific, and I feel compelled every year to make a big pot of dye using this pretty yellow weed. This year I’m using Kromski Polish Merino in my …

Stash Busting for a Purpose

  Spinzilla is almost here! This is the perfect time to do some serious stash busting. We all have a stash of fiber. For most of us, spinning is a potentially out of control obsession. This obsession leads to compulsive shopping and “stashing” of beautiful painted braids, naturals, wool from various breeds of sheep, blends and exotic fibers. Often times …

Saori Style on the Harp Forte

Did you know that you can weave Saori Style on a rigid heddle loom? Saori is a style of weaving that is done using 2 harnesses and a free form method to create fun, highly individual fabrics. It’s sort of a ‘make it up as you go along’ kind of weaving. Sound fun? It is! Today I will be exploring …

Turn Your Fleece into Gold Contest!

It’s contest time at Kromski North America! We have an amazing opportunity for you to WIN a new POLONAISE SPINNING WHEEL! Here’s how it works: Order a set of Kromski Hand Carders during the month of July, and you will receive a FREE 6 oz Blending Pack of Polish Merino and a chance to WIN! Choose from any of our finishes; …

Create Custom Color with Hand Carders

You don’t have to have sheep to need Wool Carders! When you purchase a set of Kromski Hand Carders, you open up a whole new world of fiber preparation. Blending fiber is a great way to add more variety to your spinning stash. When you blend you can add strength to your yarn with the addition of nylon or bamboo.  Angora …

Felted Drink Cozies for Summer

  Kromski North America has introduced 2 new Felting Packs for Summer! “Summer Fun” is made up of Yellow, Bright Green, Turquoise, and Fuchsia. “American Spirit” consists of Medium Red, Sapphire, White Milled Rice, and Black.  Uncle Sam uses the colors from this pack and our Light Flesh pack. The 4th of July is America’s most loved Summer holiday.  And …

Felted Father’s Day Card

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to look for ideas that are sure to please even the Dad who has everything!  I’ve come up with a fun little felting project that can be customized with your Father’s favorite things. Once finished, he can display this Felted Father’s Day Card on his desk at work or at home as a daily reminder of your …

Weave a Pillow on the Harp Forte

    When the hot summer months roll around my thoughts turn to weaving projects other than scarves and shawls. It’s nice to give the house a fresh look for the summer months too. Cool blue was my inspiration for this project. But of course with so many colors to choose from, you can customize this pillow to suit your …

Knit a Rose for Mother’s Day

Nothing says “I love you” like a rose. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, these knit roses are the perfect thing to show how much you care. Our sample uses Kromski Polish Merino, in Medium Red, Bright Pink and Lime Green, spun on a beautiful Polonaise Spinning Wheel. You will need double pointed knitting needles for this project. Choose a size …

Weave a Felted Tote Bag

Looking for your next weaving project? This Tote Bag will allow you to explore weaving a four color plaid. Once it is off the loom, it will be felted before the tote pieces are cut and sewn together using a sewing machine. Let’s begin by gathering the supplies needed: 4 skeins of feltable, fingering weight wool yarn. Choose colors that …