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Europe

Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Selbu Spinneri.

March 1, 2015
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I 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 […]

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

February 13, 2015
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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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Spinning in Scandinavia with Silja Devine: Den Store Strikkedyst!

December 7, 2014
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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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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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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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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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