Why art yarn? Why from you?

Often at craft shows or at the farmers market, I’ll get asked these very smart questions, or a variation on them: Why would I buy art yarn? What can I do with it? Why would I buy it from you, and not from a more well-known company? These are really good, honest, thoughtful questions. I […]

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7-18: Community Thursday [with a twist]

One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself. – James E Casey Tonight’s Community Thursday is going to be a little different, folks. Tonight, we talk about WHY I work to build community, and what […]

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What happens when you’re vulnerable

I’m going to get non-fibery serious for a moment here. Vulnerability, pretty much by definition, is a scary place. It means you’re open to getting hurt, to letting people see the parts of you that your instincts tell you to protect and hide. Those instincts tell you to put on the happy face, tell no […]

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Adventures at Camp Pluckyfluff!

This weekend I went away to Camp Pluckyfluff to be with My People [the fiber artist types!] and absorb as much knowledge as I could from Lexi Boeger, the mastermind of Pluckyfluff and teacher of many expressive, textured spinning techniques. [often called art yarn techniques, though that term is sometimes controversial.] This is the educational […]

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