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I'm in love with the way she made this coat/cloak.  With such care at each stage of the fibre prep made really nice wool to work with and fantastic results.
The cloth is made by braiding the yarn and then sewing the braids together.



I also love how much the lamb has grown from when she started to when she's finally wearing it.  
 
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I always love her videos, and this one is no exception! Thank you for sharing it! Lol, now, I want to try doing something like that!
 
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What I really like about this coat is that one doesn't need special tools like a loom.  Although she does use a needle and crochet hook, these are affordable or easily available second hand.  
 
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Exactly! That makes it very approachable. And for those who don't want to climb a mountain in China, wash, and dye their own wool (while carrying four a lamb!), just getting your hands on some nice roving, or spun fiber, this would be a doable project, even in the city.
 
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Wow, I'd never encountered her videos before. These are fantastic. My kids (and I) love them! Anyone know what berry made the beautiful purple color in this video?
 
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I thought they looked like poke berries, but could (easily) be mistaken, though they did fade quite a bit, by the time she was done rinsing, which is one of poke's typical characteristics.
 
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Pokeberry can make that colour.  It doesn't grow here so I don't know how to use it except it likes vinegar somehow.
 
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Very cool. It would make a thicker coat than knitting. From my limited experience with food stuff dyeing, color fades quickly in the sun. But it can be redyed really easily too.
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