Virag’s Fiber Pages

Welcome to my fiber pages. These pages will contain instructions on various spinning, dyeing, weaving, and felting projects and research on various historical fiber topics.  I participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism as well as the Piedmont Fiber Guild and have an avid love off all things fiber.  Within the Society my persona is a late 10th/early 11th century Cuman Steppe Nomad.  My goals are to learn as much as I can about the society and material culture of the Steppes during the Sca time period and be able to recreate the daily life of a Cuman woman.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Cameron

    EXCELLENT garb! You look great!

    • joe hager

      hi just found your computer page ive always been interested in how people lived in the past got hooked on tarim mummies but couldnt find very much on them then i found your book recommendations and loved it your site about weaving and spinning and felt is just wonderful really hits the spot thank you for all your efforts cause i educate myself on these things and tell my grandchildren about them thank you so much joe from the ozarks

      • ladyvirag

        Happy you are enjoying it:>. I have the oddest hobbies I guess but I love trying to figure out how folks lived and worked.

  2. Kathi

    Hello, I love your blog as I am interested in Central Asian textiles. I am fascinated with the Quasgai spindle. Have you found a way to make them in wood? I would love to try one. Thanks, Kathi

    • ladyvirag

      Hi Kathi, thank you so much:>. If you are on Ravelry.com we have a great discussion in the Spindle Lore Forum going on which includes two of use working on and posting different design ideas. I am going to take my wooden prototypes up to a spindle maker in May with my fingers crossed. If you would like to email me at LadyVirag@gmail.com I would be delighted to send you pictures and what I have so far. I’m off to teach for the next two days but will be delighted to share links, videos, and photos:>.

  3. Cathy P

    Love your site, I’m especially interested in Central Asian dyeing and felting techniques. Keep it coming!

    • ladyvirag

      Thanks! I have some fun Central Asian projects to post soon:>.

  4. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I’m quite certain I will learn plenty of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  5. Thanks for the great info…

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