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 […]

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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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Spinning Yarn, Setting Goals in 2020

Crunching Numbers, Data, and Desires January is a funny time for me in my fibery biz. The first part is all about reviewing the year that just passed, and looking over what worked and didn’t – and what I can learn from those facts. I have a routine where I write out ALL the numbers […]

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Art, Creativity, and How We Move In The World

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The Ripple Effect: continuing and spreading results of an event or action.   The Butterfly Effect: the phenomenon whereby a minute, localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. Similar concepts, just varying with implied scale. Despite that, both are applicable to explore as artists or creative people. Art does not occur […]

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Getting Ready For 2020

It’s that time of year again! “What time is that, Christiane?” …time to get focused for the New Year, of course! Yaaaaayyyyy!   First order of business: Word of the Year.     This is something I do every year, and I find that it sets the tone for the year to come in amazing […]

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