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ODC - Self - paulaportafolioPublisher’s Notes:  I am extremely happy this week to be turning this blog’s focus to an artist, Paula Prado Huerta of De Origen Chile,  who lives and creates in South America — in Chile, to be exact.  That is many miles from where I’m sitting in snowy, cold  Pennsylvania.  And, while we are separated geographically, we are not when it comes to fiber.  As you will soon read, Paula is my type of girl:  she spins, she dyes, she knits, she weaves and she sells beautiful fiber tools.  So, join me in getting to know more about Paula! [click to continue…]


Learning to Spin Paper Thread with Susan J. Byrd

January 4, 2015

Several months ago, during an online spinning session, the group and I started to discuss making yarn out of paper and one of the participants mentioned the book on the Japanese art of making paper thread and weaving with it, A Song of Praise for Shifu by Susan J. Byrd.  Straight away, I ordered the […]

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Battle of the Bobbins!!! Jan Massie of Just 4 Ewe Studio takes on Spin Artiste

December 28, 2014
Jan Massie Bob - Before and After

Jan Massie, of Just 4 Ewe Studio is, perhaps, one of the most perfect spinners for me to engage in a bobbin battle with…Jan is a much better artist than I will ever be, but we have a lot in common — a similar sense of humor for one thing and a fairly open mind […]

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Tis the Season for a Braided (Kumihimo) Candy Cane!

December 21, 2014
Canez on the tree

I recently worked out this little project for our Fibery Goodness Xmas ebooklet and wanted to share it with you here as well.  It is my tutorial for using a circular loom to make a pretty little yarn candy cane which is a great way to use up small yardages of your own handspun yarns.  […]

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Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Den Store Strikkedyst!

December 7, 2014
Dommerne Christel og Vithard + vert Christina

You all know who Vithard Willumsen is right? If not, you really should go back and read the inetrview Arlene did with him a while ago. Vithard is part of a very interesting tv-show in Denmark these days.  Tv-Syd has a reality show about knitting going! Yes you heard me right – Knitting!The show has […]

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Secret Stash Game, Round 7 — Player Identities and Readers’ Favorite!

December 3, 2014

Publisher’s Notes:  Thanks to everyone for chiming in and letting us know which were your favorite projects.     In case you missed it before, at left is the kit designed by Linda Kernstock of Sage Ridge Mill & Critters that our participants were supplied with which contained: 1 oz. raw suri locks in a light/medium […]

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