More Fun with the Weaver’s Choice Heddle

The Kromski Weaver’s Choice opens up the possibility of creating a whole new texture to the fabric woven on the Harp Forte. Here is a project that will please the spinner and weaver alike. This vest was woven using fingering, worsted and bulky weight yarns right along side some super bulky, funky hand spun Polish Merino. The vest consists of 3 …

Introducing the Weaver’s Choice Heddle

The Kromski Weaver’s Choice variable dent heddle makes it possible for the weaver to decide exactly what size heddle to use on a thread by thread basis. We are no longer confined to using a single sized thread for the warp. Nor are we confined to one size on a given section. Each heddle is an individual piece, thus allowing …

Walnuts Aren’t Just for Cookies!

In our last post, we dyed some of Kromski’s Polish Merino with Goldenrod. This post will show you another type of natural dying, that uses Black Walnuts, another Autumn gift from Mother Nature.   The obvious difference between these two methods is that the Black Walnut requires no pre-mordanting of the wool. It does however, take several weeks to prepare …

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 …