Good Sunday Doc: Craft In America

Shown on PBS with multiple topics on craft. Enjoy! Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do,Continue reading “Good Sunday Doc: Craft In America”

SHEPHERDESS – ONE WOMAN FARM

I stumbled upon this website and extraordinary women through the People of Craft. The Shepherdess not only raise these wonderful sheep but she has this beautiful book that has been bound in leather with photos that make you want to gently turn the pages. I truly enjoyed combing through Alison’s website and reading about herContinue reading “SHEPHERDESS – ONE WOMAN FARM”

So when did animal #fiber come into use?

Excerpt from Robson, Deborah and Ekarius, Carol. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook. Fiber Fascination. North Adams, MA. Storey Publishing. 2011 The oldest known samples of woolen textiles date to 3,500 years ago, and samples of silk (produced by larvae of certain moths) in China have been dated to 5,000 years ago…For now, we know that alpacas wereContinue reading “So when did animal #fiber come into use?”

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…

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”