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Designer Crochet

Designer Crochet

I haven't done a lot of book reviews here...maybe I should do more...but that's thinking for another day. Let me give you a little background first. Several years ago I met this guy when I was teaching at the DFW Fiber Fest (which was awesome, by the way). anyway, his...

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The Next Book

The Next Book

So over the winter I was working on a new book. It's going to be published by Storey again which is the publisher of the currently available book, The Spinner's Book of Fleece. The title will be How to Spin. This next book will be a bit different than the last one....

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Nails

Nails

I like to get my nails done. If you have been around me for any more than 5 minutes you know I like sparkly, painted, fun nails. I usually have acrylic nails. My own real nails that live under the layer of plastic have been bendy, easily broken and very thin through...

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What’s Coming

What’s Coming

On Tuesday my current book is due. I'm so close to being ready to turn it in. it might even go in a few days early. I'll begin reading it over one last time tomorrow. I'll add the places I want illustrations to be and hopefully all will be ready to press send on...

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Goals and Resolutions

For the last 3 years I have made a list of goals at the beginning of the year. 2015 is no different. Each year the list has gotten more and more specific. Because of my friend who is a genius at list making, I have learned that if I write it down, I usually accomplish...

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Christmas Came Early For Me

Christmas Came Early For Me

I can't believe it's been more than a month since my last post! I have two stories today and neither of them include any spinning but I have to share them. The first story starts out sad but ha a happy ending for me. Lou and I have friends in Pennsylvania, Mark and...

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Wheels For Sale!

Wheels For Sale!

I'm paring down a bit. I love all of these wheels but I never use them for various reasons. They are all extremely beautiful and in great shape. There may be more later but I'm starting with these three. First up is this lovely little 19 inch Rick Reeves Saxony. It is...

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Preparation – the Second

Preparation – the Second

So the wool got washed and a few days ago I was sure i had all of my fibers but I needed to assemble the fibers for each class to make sure. This is my starting pile: That hip high pile is all of the washed fleece. I ad my list of what wool i needed for which class...

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Preparation

Preparation

Earlier this year I knew I would have a bunch of classes to teach with not a lot of time in between. In addition, because I had sold the shop, I no longer had unlimited access to all of the fleeces I would ever want. Both of these things meant that I would need to get...

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