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Making Yarn from Lotus

I often ask myself how I got to where I am in my life. I certainly didn’t expect to find myself wading thigh-deep in mud and spiders cutting down plants at a botanical garden. LOTUS I recently had the pleasure of reading The Long Thread special issue. Check out my review here. It inspired me

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Review: The Long Thread

As you all know, I love taking time to review new literature that comes out in the spinning world. I just got my pre-order of The Long Thread and I am not disappointed. Long Thread Media recently published this collection of articles featuring a number of unusual fibers and spinning techniques. This may be one

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Help! I’ve been so unproductive and uninspired!

Hi folks! This is your 4-months-into-quarantine reminder. If you feel unproductive and can’t get a grasp on your creativity… release that held breath. I’ve talked about mental bandwidth before, but want to hit on it again. Bandwidth, in the traditional sense, is the amount of information that can be sent over a connection at a

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Quick Garden Update for July

Hi, friends! I’ve been asked by a few folks for an update on the fiber garden. The above video shows what it is looking like. If you haven’t followed the new Youtube channel yet, please head on over and subscribe. We just switched from a personal Youtube to a brand account, so if you were

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Yarn Garden

While I will admit, I’ve taken mine in the direction of fancy, a fiber garden doesn’t require a lot of space. And it doesn’t have to adhere to a grid layout. In fact, my standard advice applies here. Experiment. I live in zone 6 and in my garden I’ve got cotton, flax, madder, onion, turmeric,

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Digital Resources

For many of us in the United States, we’ve been swamped with digital connection during the last two weeks. Those who are working from home have had endless Zoom meetings and webinars. All of the fiber folks I know have stepped up to offer online teaching, digital yarn shows, and video meetups. So many museums,

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Nuggets of Joy

In high school, my computer coding instructor once asked me, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, of course, one bite at a time. Whether the project is small or sweater-quantity, it is always easier to tackle if it is broken into smaller elements. I like to think about it like little nuggets

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