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ABTF - Amelie at the Wheel, 2Publisher’s Notes: This week’s Featured Artist is not only an artist in her own right, she is a fiber event organizer powerhouse! Amelie Blanchard is both a working shepherdess at La Chèvre d’oeuvre AND the creator and producer of the Twist Festival in Quebec, Canada. I was fortunate enough to meet Amelie in person a couple of months ago at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and now Amelie is giving us a behind the scenes look at her fiber story and how the Twist Festival came to be. Take it away, Amelie! [click to continue…]

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Featured Artist: Ilisha Helfman of Jazzknitter

June 29, 2014

Publisher’s Notes: Our featured artist this week is a talented fiber artist who has created her own method of knitting called “Jazzknitting” and has published a fabulous book on the subject!   Ilisha Helfma has been knitting for years and is a very innovative lady!

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Featured Artist: Candy Hargett of Calluna Farm Studios

June 22, 2014
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Publisher’s Notes: This week we are featuring Candy Hargett and Bill Kimsey of Calluna Farm Studios, unapologetic “Boomers” who are actively creating the type of life for which many of us yearn. So, in a sense, this post feels like a bit of a “how to” which I think you will enjoy!

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Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Handspun traditions by the Sami people

June 8, 2014
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A tool that has fascinated me for a long time after I heard about it in a Norwegian spinning forum on Facebook is a ”Spinnekrok”. This is not a tool specific to Scandinavia, but has probably been used worldwide at some point. This tool is probably older than the drop spindle and is a very […]

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The 100th Featured Artist Interview: Arlene Thayer aka Spin Artiste plus Yarn Giveaway!

June 1, 2014
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Yup.  Made it to 100.  I could not have envisioned this when this blog started but here we are.  I guess it’s finally time to let my hair down and invite you into my own fiber world.  I didn’t really know how to get this started so I’m turning it over to the one and […]

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Battle of the Bobbins: Sage Ridge Mill & Critters vs. Spin Artiste plus Wol en Zo Textielwerk Giveaway Winner!

May 18, 2014
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Oh, it has been awhile since we’ve had a Battle of the Bobbins!  But, “BOB” as I like to call it is back with a vengeance this week.  In one corner, we have my friend, Linda Kernstock, the master mind behind Sage Ridge Mill & Critters.   And, then, in the other corner, we have […]

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