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Weaving for the Birds

Designed and woven by Elizabeth A. Cote

Woven on the Flip loom

This outdoor banner was inspired by the nesting songbirds that visit my home. I had placed an outdoor banner on my front door and to my surprise, found that the birds were picking at the fibers as they gathered nesting materials. After researching safe nesting materials for a variety of birds, I designed and wove my first Weaving for the Birds and placed it on my front door. To ensure the health of the birds, all nesting materials were chosen after consulting The Cornell Lab of Ornithology site.

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Carding for Color Part IV: Spinning for Colorwork Knitting

by Deb Gerish

My color-blending journey began with a specific goal of designing and spinning colors for Fair Isle knitting. Once I learned a little color theory and understood how to blend fiber colors (see Carding for Color, Part I and Part II), it was time to tackle a real project.

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