#Needle + #Thraed

Yes the word thraed is spelling right – play on the word trade! I was sent this business by a friend of mine…craft giving back.  Take a peek at what Celia Roach has created and what they have to offer. needle+thræd partners with the Bebe Ravi women’s cooperative that employs 50-100 women based in Nakuru, Kenya –Continue reading “#Needle + #Thraed”

Celebrate #ILOVEYARNDAY Today [10.17.15]

Use the #ilyd2015 and #stitchforward | For more information visit Craft Yarn Council I Love Yarn Day turns five on October 17th and to celebrate we’re calling all fiber fans to share their affection for yarn and “stitch it forward” by teaching at least one newbie to knit, crochet, weave, spin or bomb. Whatever craftContinue reading “Celebrate #ILOVEYARNDAY Today [10.17.15]”

New Social Meet-up Site for #YarnAddicts!

This is a cool way to meet up with knitters and crocheters where you live.  Right now they have launched in NY but want to grow this across many states.  Yarndevu, the rendez-vous site for yarn lovers designed to share your interest in teaching or learning – or both! Meet-ups for knitters and crocheters.  SignContinue reading “New Social Meet-up Site for #YarnAddicts!”

Yarn Recalls

Originally posted on The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts:
Not infrequently we are advised of recalls of pharmaceuticals, meats, eggs, processed foods and even raw vegetables.  But yarn? (c) lotusyarns Many of you probably heard that early this month, Trendsetter announced its recall of  Lotus Yarns Mimi.  Trendsetter imported Mimi from…

#CampaignforWool

In becoming educated on wool –  the way the sheep are raised, what they eat, being synthetic vs organic, what is pure wool – helped me a lot in educating people I would make pieces for.   The perception is that wool is itchy!  However, when I discovered Shepherds wool, then Alpaca and then the plyContinue reading “#CampaignforWool”

Certifications and Master of #Yarn

Often I meet people who have been knitting for pure enjoyment and never even consider pursuing it as a career, which is great and fine! However, I do meet many who are former engineers, attorneys, teachers, and CEO of large corporations, that left their careers to transition into this passion.  For the latter they don’tContinue reading “Certifications and Master of #Yarn”

Why one co. uses #silver in their #yarn

Based out of Washington, DC appeared the magical use of silver in yarn by Feel Good Yarn Company.  I first felt this yarn in 2014 at a local yarn shop and boy was it soft! But when I read about how the yarn could be used for gloves that did not have to be removedContinue reading “Why one co. uses #silver in their #yarn”