Category Archive: Fibers, Cords, and Ropes

Historic and contemporary look into fiber processing for specific end-use

Dec 16

Videos: For the Equine’s Sake – Episode 1

Part 1: Interview with Farrier/Cinch Maker, Lloyd Britton Back-story and Lloyd’s perspective on making comfortable/healthy cinches for horses and mules. Part 2: Visual and discussion of cinch relating to Saddling-up for optimum comfort and function. This episode and future production is made possible through the support of viewers like you. Partner with us to benefit …

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Aug 17

Darin Alexander speaks at “National Heirloom Exposition”

September 11-13, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The scope of educational speakers has been expanded at this year’s Expo to include the Animal Sciences and Homesteading related topics. Darin Alexander is listed as a featured presenter September 12th at 2 pm in the Homestead Hall. Emphasis over the past twenty …

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Dec 23

Seasonal Themes for Cinches

Have you ever considered how the traditional techniques of cinch making could be employed to create a seasonal theme? For many of us cinch makers such possibilities are great opportunities to stretch our creativity and further refine our proficiency of technique. While many have asked,”why make cinches by hand, aren’t they made by machine?!” The …

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