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Secret Stash Game 7: Projects Revealed!

by The SpinArtiste on November 23, 2014

KitPublisher’s Notes:  The big moment is finally here!!!  For the last six weeks, our players have been playing with the gorgeous fibers provided by Sage Ridge Mill and Critters to compose and complete a project for this post.  The kits included:

1 oz. raw suri locks in a light/medium fawn color and medium grade fiber

1 oz. huacaya cloud fiber in medium brown color and fine grade fiber

1 oz. huacaya cloud fiber in dark brown color and medium grade fiber

1 oz. huacaya roving fiber in dark fawn color and fine grade fiber

1 oz. huacaya roving fiber in white color and medium grade fiber

2 jingle bells, one silver and one gold

2 plastic shopping bags and

3 yards of miscellaneous color and sized bias tape.  Players were tasked with making a project using something of everything in the kit along with one additional item of their choosing.  Let’s see what they made! [click to continue…]

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Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Norways endangered sheep breeds

November 17, 2014
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Autumn days are shearing days many places in Norway. And that makes this a perfect time to tell you about some of the Norwegian sheepbreeds. Norway has several breeds of sheep:   Blesetsau, Dala sheep, Finnish landrase, Fuglestadbrogete sheep, Old Norwegian spelsau, Old Norwegian sheep, Grey Troendersheep, Merino, Norwegian White sheep, Norwegian Peltsheep, Oxford down, Rygja […]

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Featured Artist: Mary Egbert of Camaj Fiber Arts…and yes, Giveaway!

November 9, 2014
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Publisher’s Note:  Mary Egbert of Camaj Fiber Arts is a great mind whose approach to fiber art is dynamic, original, and frankly…inventive, yes, inventive! Mary has created a new silk product called Soffsilk ® that is rocking the fiber art world. With a deep love for color and texture, and a vision for innovation, Mary was a joy to interview […]

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Featured Artist: Debra A. Price Agrums Sposa of Artisun

November 2, 2014
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Publisher’s Note: This week’s post is a bit different…this week, we are celebrating an educator who is passionate and has dedicated her life to teaching and developing not only the next generation of fiber artists, but also the future leaders of our country so I have a special reverence for her and her work.  Debra A. Price Agrums Sposa, […]

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Featured Artist: Galina Blazejewska of Galafilc

October 26, 2014
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Publisher’s Note:  One of the ways I support other artists is with my pocketbook.  I’m not one of those folks that looks at everything and says, “Oh, I could make that.”  My knowledge of what it takes to produce a finished object of fibery goodness actually compels me to purchase!  And, this week, I’m going […]

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Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Spinnefest 2014

October 19, 2014
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    During the first weekend  of September,  I attended Spinnefest 2014 in Lillehammer. Spinnefest was put on by Spinnvilt.  Eirik, Tove and Unni had gotten the one and only Esther Rodgers aka Jazzturtle to come! I was fortunate enough to have 2 days of classes with Esther and two days of a spinning meet […]

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