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Paradise Fibers Blog / Crafting Videos

How to Make Tweed Yarn in 10 Easy Steps!

This September in our Fiber of the Month Club, we took our members back to Fiber Art school with 5 unique spinning fibers, a never before seen highlighter dyeing tutorial, a lesson on creating classic tweed yarn, and an introduction to a time-tested technique to get the most yardage out of your wool when hand spinning! Have […]
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July 2018 Fiber of The Month Club Tutorial: Preparing and Spinning Fireworks with Rainbow Leicester Locks

Summer is here! The night sky is lit up by stars… and FIREWORKS!! Beautiful sparks of color adorn the night sky. There for a split second and then fading out of existence, leaving only a memory in their wake. As a child, perhaps you sat on a blanket on some grass at night with your […]
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Working with Two Pitch aka Viking Combs!

There are two main types of combs, English multi-pitch combs or Viking two pitch combs. About all Combs: Diameter of the tines: the larger the diameter of the tines, the more suitable the combs for courser fiber Number of pitches (rows of tines): the more pitches generally, the longer the staple needs to be. If you […]
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Harp Forte Upgrade Kit

Harp Forte Upgrade Kit: the Kromski up-grade for their 3 different size old style Harp looms If you are not sure you need this upgrade look to see if you ratchet and pawls are metal or plastic, plastic and you’ll need the upgrade. The Harp Forte solves some of the problems for that the Harp has been […]
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Field Trip! To Fiber First Inc.

I would like to start by thanking Karen at Fibers First Inc. for allowing us to invade her shop and share a better understanding of the process to get commercial roving and yarn from domestic producers. Some of the fibers that we deal with everyday are processed from Fibers First! Karen greeted us at the […]
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Single to Double: Converting and Refurbing a Lendrum Folding Wheel

Barns Sale, Ebay, Swap Meet, Craig’s List, Spin-in, Thrift Store- Spinners work hard to find wheels wherever we go. An old wheel found at a great price creates some of the best stories, even when they end with “it was totally unusable-“ but it is way better when we can end it with- “…and they […]
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Natural Dye Kit: Dye-Lishus® Nature’s Paintbox

  So today I’ll be demoing Nature’s Paintbox which contains Dye-Lishus Cotton® with Aquarelle Plant Extract® liquid dyes in a kit. So the cool thing about Dye-Lishus Cotton® is that it has been pre-mordanted to accept dyes- you just need hot water soap the yarn and dyes. The dyes just need to be added to […]
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Basics of 3D Needle Felting

About the Needles Parts of a Needle Basic Walk Through Video Written How To There are two different types of felting: Applique & Sculptural/3D                 About the needles: there are many different kinds of commercial felting needles however hand felting needles come in triangle or star. The bigger […]
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New Revolution Spinning Wheel Box

We have recently updated the packaging for our Revolution Spinning Wheel. It is very important that you watch the instructional video before you start taking everything out of the box. The video above will take you through the entire setup process of the Deluxe Revolution Package. We also show how to change the drive band […]
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