Another New Start

Another New Start

Get ready for a very very very picture heavy post. Two years ago I began using the Bullet Journal method of keeping track of my stuff. All of my writing assignments, spinning stuff, teaching appointments, personal stuff and all the other junk went in there. I liked it...

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Hand Cards!

Hand Cards!

When I teach I take a lot of tools with me. I know that everyone doesn't own every tool so I take at least three sets of hand tools for each purpose. I like to take a minimum of three sets for two reasons. First is the one I just said: all the people don't own all of...

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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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Spinning For Weaving

Spinning For Weaving

On the one hand, I don't have ton of things on my calendar this year as far as teaching, so come and see me! I'll be at the History Unwound retreat Next week and all of my classes still have space. I'll also be at Fiber Week at Olds College in Canada in June. Those...

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Plying a Bit

Plying a Bit

I'll begin this post by saying that if you are planning on going to Disney, wear a crown or a tiara. you won't be sorry. Maggie and I did it last time and Dana and I did it this time and it is extremely fun! Don't even think about it. If grown men can walk around with...

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Right Handed? Left Handed?

Recently I've had several questions from different people about whether they are a right handed or left handed spinner. This questions usually preceeds a discussion about what side the flyer on their saxony wheel should be on. There is some disagreement among spinning...

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