Jacqueline Harp

Flax Grows through Creativity, Community, Conscience

Three fiber-centric partnerships are transforming the textile landscape by producing linen, a special, luxurious, plant-based option, in an eco-friendly manner.

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The Quest for Local Linen: Chico Flax

If cotton is the king of cellulose fibers, then linen is the queen. In Northern California, farmers are working to bring back local sources of this fundamental fiber.

Puddin Ridge Fibers: Rescuing Gentle Creatures and Their Fibers

Sourcing yarn, fiber, and handwoven from places such as Puddin Ridge Fibers supports rescue llamas and alpacas, plus community-outreach events (not to mention yarn with remarkable color, drape, and softness).

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The Natural Colors of Alpaca Fiber

When it comes to alpacas and the luxurious yarns produced from their fleeces, there is a whole world of natural colors to explore.

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What to Expect When Knitting Alpaca Yarn

Whether you are working with commercially available yarn or small-batch yarns from a local alpaca grower, here are some tips to getting the most out of your alpaca projects.