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Research & How To > Period Crafts > Spinning, Weaving & Dyeing  

Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing:

"Homespun" in the Wartime South:

"Hurrah for the Homespun Dress" -- (KEY resource!) Notes from Vicki Betts' presentation on homespun, plus articles from Southern newspapers relevant to homespun

History of Home Spinning and Weaving in America

(links to come - in progress)

Skills: Carding, Combing and Preparing Wool:

Skills: Spinning:

Skills: Weaving:

Skills: Dyeing:

(links to be added)

Natural Dyestuffs:

Courses and Workshops:


  • Carolina Homespun, Evington VA: looms, spinning wheels, drop spindles, combs, hand cards, weaving tools, natural dyestuffs, yarns, raw fleeces and fibers.
  • Grafton Fibers: (VT) Spinning and weaving equipment
  • Mielke's Farm (WI) Spinning, weaving and related craft supplies

Bibliography: (more to come)

American Coverlets & their Weavers: Coverlets from the Collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl (Williamsburg Decorative Arts Series)


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