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oversiktspinneriI first got to know about Selbu Spinneri, a small Norwegian mill located in Troenderlag, Norway a few years ago when I did a google search for small mills where I could get a couple of fleeces processed. A friend of mine and I drove the 9 hours to get there to deliver her fiber a couple of years after that and I got to see the mill and talk to Ingvild in person. Selbu spinneri focuses on tradition in the breeding of the original Norwegian sheepbreeds and the importance of them in the Norwegian history as well as conservation projects. Ingvild Espelien who is one of the main promoters of this in the mill was kind enough to agree to be interviewed here at Spin Artiste. [click to continue…]


Marsala! X-Post from fiberygoodness.com

February 22, 2015
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Hey there and Happy Sunday!  I wrote a post over at www.fiberygoodness.com this week about the Pantone color of the year for 2015, Marsala and thought I’d go ahead and share it here too.  Click here for the link.  I have color on my mind this week because I made all my travel reservations for […]

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Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Bokedala Suri Alpaca – Breeding suri alpacas in Sweden.

February 13, 2015

I first met Anne Line Scheele of Bokedala Suri Alpaca last september when I was at the big norwegian meet-up in Lillehammer. She and a fellow Swedish spinner had travveled for 12 hours to be part of the meet-up! We both took classes with Ester Rodgers aka Jazzturtle together and we had a lot of […]

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Jan Massie of Just 4 Ewe with awesome giveaway!

February 1, 2015
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Publishers Note: The day I ordered my first spinning wheel, I also bought a video entitled, “Spinning Art Yarn — a creative process” by Jan Massie of Just 4 Ewe. I remember very well as I watched her hands on the video competently move from technique to technique with confidence and skill. I wondered whether […]

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Featured Artist: Paula Prado Huerta of De Origen Chile with Giveaway!

January 10, 2015
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Publisher’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, […]

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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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