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0 In Education/ Spinning Techniques

Photo to Project

photo to project: creating a yarn from a photo inspiration

When I need a fun challenge, I’ll often ask folks who follow my Facebook page for a favorite photo or color combo to use as a guide for inspiration.It’s one of my favorite “party tricks” to do – I often get color and texture prompts that I would never pick on my own! My friend Brandon gave me a photo of a painting by Jay DeFeo, The Jewel. I was PUMPED to try it. The first thing I do when…

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0 In Fiber Techniques/ Patreon

Let’s Talk Fiber!

I get questions all the time: what’s the difference between top and roving? What does staple length mean, and how does it affect spinning? What about different grades of wool? How can I look at a fleece and know what it will spin up like? I’m going to be covering this and more over on Patreon! Join me there, and you can get all of my videos, photos, and instructional posts at the We’ve Got A Video level. I invite…

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0 In Behind The Scenes/ Business Insight/ News

What’s a Fiber Rebel, Anyway?

“Rebel. It’s a term that isn’t for everyone. To some, it sparks that energy of youthful bravado, of trying to figure things out for yourself, of not wanting to be told how to do things or live your life. To others, it seems disrespectful, contentious, undisciplined. DISOBEDIENT, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.” – Me, from my About page. So I get questions, mostly from folks who are unfamiliar with me and my philosophy. One of the questions I get asked…

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0 In News

The Price Of Anything

Hello fiber rebels. There’s been a lot going on in the world, and with me too – but my eloquence has been at an all-time low lately, and instead of centering myself in things, I’ve been trying to use my energy and what little power I have in the world to turn the focus on the people who need center stage right now. Because Black Lives Matter. And things need to change in order to reflect that. I’m not good…

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0 In Business Insight/ Organization/ Videos

Watch the Business Spin + Chat

Here’s the link for today’s Spin + Chat about having a fiber/small business [with some great asides, as well] – I was joined by Sandy Ward, Charan Sachar, and Christopher Fuentez, who had great insight and questions to add to the conversation. I’ve got my notes posted below, that I compiled before I went on air that add some background to the conversation for those who don’t know my history or want to see my ebb-and-flow progress. I also included…

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