mdsw 2019

Come find me at MDSW!

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Just a couple of quick updates, because I need to get to bed – tomorrow, I go to MDSW! I sincerely hope that I’ll get to see YOU there. If you’ll be at the festival, come find me! I am again a booth helper for Wild Hare Fiber, in the big building/Exhibition Hall, stall B4. […]

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Organization: bringing sexy back to the studio

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Sometimes, I like to problem solve out loud. That works better with other people around than just with myself, but when you have work to do as well, you improvise. Hence, I turned to the magic of Facebook Live to chat with/at y’all for brainstorming ideas on how to organize my basement studio space, all while carding battlets for the upcoming Homespun Yarn Party happening on March 24th. […]

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growth under the surface

Growth Under The Surface

Imbolc is over for the year but the metaphorical fires ignited during that time are still burning brightly for me. I did some deep soul searching during the beginning of the month, joined a SAL, and had a brainstorming session with a friend and colleague turned accountability partner that I am really thrilled about. 

I’ve been really deep in thought for a lot of my blog posts lately, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. That’s because I am in need of big changes in how I do things with Three Ravens. It’s not that I don’t LOVE what I do – but it is always important to reassess a business on a regular basis and be ready to implement the changes that make sense as you go along. This is nothing new for me; I have changed the way I do things here many times in this journey. Every change has been for the best!  […]

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How I Design A Class

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  HOW I DESIGN A CLASS Want a downloadable copy of this post in note form for you to use? Click here: http://bit.ly/xianeclass   Teaching is my bread and butter, and I really, really enjoy doing it. I think it shows! One of the things I hear the most is that I seem really organized, calm, […]

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Creating a Battlet Set, A Live Recording!

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  I mentioned recently that I would be starting a regular schedule of Facebook Live videos and I have made good on that with my first hour long instructional video for you! I went on camera with my trusty drum carder, a bunch of fiber, and a photo for inspiration, and I demonstrated how I […]

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get it together 2019

January is for focus, plus a survey!

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Welcome to 2019! How have you started the new year? Over here at the House of Three Ravens, we have been working hard to get some focus, re-organize, simplify, and pass along the things we no longer need or use. It’s been a multi-day labor! Besides the Great Basement Construction of 2018 that I’ve talked […]

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