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2014-09-04 10.41.35During 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 where she also had some mini classes. I learned so much during these days! I think I had some “light bulb” moments every 5 minutes or so! Esther is a fantastic teacher and she really explained what the best way to do things is and why in depth. [click to continue…]

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Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Featured Artist “Ullhuldra”

September 28, 2014
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Nina Marion Fevang aka “Ullhuldra” is a norwegian felt-artist. She is usually seen wearing bright vivid colors and she always does amazing work with yarn, needles or hook and with felting wool and other materials. She is a down to earth kind of person, with a good eye for design, texture and color. I have […]

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The Secret Stash Game is BACK!!!! And, the kits are ready to ship!

September 25, 2014
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Yes, that is right!  The Secret Stash Game is back and just in time for you to partake of a fun fall fibery adventure!  Linda Kernstock of Sage Ridge Mill and Critters has designed the kit with her beautiful fibers. The kits contains a wonderful mix of 5 oz. of fibers to use with some […]

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Featured Artist: Monte McBride and Faith Welsh of Fiber Fusion Taos + Giveaway!

September 21, 2014
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Publisher’s Note:   This week we are going to delve into the world of two very creative ladies:  Monte McBride and Faith Welsh of Fiber Fusion Taos.  And, it’s perfect timing for me because I’m getting ready to have the pleasure of meeting them both at Jane Thornley’s upcoming inspirational cadre, On Higher Ground, in Taos, […]

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Featured Fiber Producer: Luxe Fiber Designs with Fiber Giveaway!

September 16, 2014
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Publisher’s Notes: One of the phenomenons of the past few years in the fiber world, is the emergence of small, boutique fiber mills.  This week, I’m featuring one such mill, Luxe Fiber Designs owned by Linsey and Matthew Carey.  As you will soon read, Linsey and Matthew’s “fiber journey” has evolved into an exciting fiber […]

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Battle of the Bobbins! Neauveau Fiber Art vs. Spin Artiste!!

September 7, 2014
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Oh, yes…this is a REALLY good one…When Ashley Martineau of Neauveau Fiber Art and I made the plan to do this, I knew I was in for a one of a kind experience and I was right.  To start with, I had a great time picking out what to send to her.  Ashley is a […]

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