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Paul Baines 18" Spinning Stool - Maple

My back loves my spinning stool- much less back trouble since I started using this.

Lichen acids were the source of important dyes for cotton and wool in medieval Europe. Two purple and red dyes, orchil and cudbear, were obtained from the lichens Roccella and Ochrolechia. Ammonia salts in the urine functioned as mordants to make the dyes permanent. Pine lichen or wolf moss (Letharia vulpina)

The Fermented Suint Method (FSM) of cleaning wool is shown here. This is my second batch in the barrel. It's a Border Lieceister fleece. To learn more about ...