Into the Wilds of Fiber Arts

A Guide to Spindles in the Wild

This site started out as an e-journal for spinning and dyeing, but the content has expanded as I travel father and farther into the wilds of fiber arts.  


I always have a mess of projects running.  I’ve sorted them into project categories.  You can go directly to a particular project by moving through the projects menu off of the main menu bar.

Here you’ll find project notes, pictures, and videos related to my hands on work.   I’ll edit out parts that run long, but all trainwrecks will be left in for your entertainment.

This is also where you’ll find notes for workshops I give, build plans for equipment, and recipes for dyes and colorways. When I get a chance, I’ll move the recipes and plans to a dedicated page.

I share my smaller, quick projects and snapshots of larger projects in progress.  If I fall down a rabbit hole of small projects that come together under one  heading ( such as sami weaving),  I will eventually move the information and photos over to the project page area..

Solar Dyeing:

Solar dyeing is a passion for me, so there’s a whole section set aside just for that.  You’ll find solar oven plans, dye recipes, and more here.

Scenic Views: 

Videos and photos of spindles and wheels out in the world.
Some videos will be relaxing spin-a-long events with scenic views and music.
Others will be more vlog style and I’ll talk about what I’m spinning, different spinning techniques, and whatever comes to mind.

Technical Spinning:

Articles and information that I’ve written as I study fiber, dyeing, and spinning.  Some of these posts will have math and chemistry in them, but hopefully the explanations are straightforward.    You’ll find the more technical information if you search for blogs tagged technical spinning.