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?”

#Interweave #YarnFest16

2016 YARN FEST WORKSHOPS March 31 – April 3, 2016 in Loveland, CO Explore the world through the fiber arts! Interweave Yarn Fest brings you innovative, project-based workshops taught by the best artist-instructors from a variety of fiber disciplines. Delve deeper into your favorite fiber art or explore a new one! Below is a scheduleContinue reading “#Interweave #YarnFest16”

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!”

#Weaving Used to Support #Homeless Individuals @ #Reloom

I stumbled upon this movement and I am so glad I did. Love it when I see the craft industry using the art to support those in need, which offers more than just a skill but a means of income.  Read more about Re:loom, located in Georgia founded in 1990 and tour their #Weavehouse!

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…

#History on color in dyeing #textiles

Good evening everyone – I just found some information on the history of weaving in Colonel Williamsburg  and found this quick tidbit on color to be worth sharing. Colors made from natural sources Nature provided the colors used in dyeing textiles in the 18th century. Today, Colonial Williamsburg’s weavers use the same 18th-century recipes forContinue reading “#History on color in dyeing #textiles”

#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”