Happy Distaff Day!

I recently found out about a tradition, from back in ye olde times, where women had to finish all of their spinning projects before Christmas (or hide in-progress projects), lest they be cursed by spirits with bad luck in the new year. They wouldn’t come back to their spindles or wheels until after the Feast […]

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Tour de Fleece Update

Today marks Day 12 of Tour de Fleece! We’ve past the halfway point! Not only that, but it’s the first challenge day of the tour. My challenge might be getting any spinning done at all today, but I’ll get back to that. My focus has been on three different spinning projects for the Tour. The […]

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The Original Fidget Spinner

I read a fun story the other day from the ABC affiliate up in Portland, Maine. To help elementary-aged kids focus, they are encouraging them to crochet during class. Of course, I think this is fantastic. I’ve been crafting to focus in class since high school, and it’s the only thing that got me through […]

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Ready for My Close-up

You guys, I’m going to be in Ply Magazine! I got to demonstrate how to wind a cop on a Turkish spindle: perfect ball and God’s eye methods. It was a super fun shoot, at Yarn Social (have you been there yet? It’s an amazing shop). In addition to posing for photos, I just spun, […]

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