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Another Finished Project

I just finished another crochet project, the Hotel of Bees Shawl by Christina Hadderingh. This shawl has a lot of beautiful details, but I’ll warn you, it is a bit of a tricky pattern because of the decreases on each row. Still, it makes a deliciously complex finished object. Instead of following the color changes,

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What the Flax?

At this exact moment, you might be asking yourself… is that a pasta maker? Why, yes, my astute student, that is indeed a pasta maker. But, Meagan, what are you doing with a pasta maker? Last year, I planted flax in my square foot garden. I ended up with a nice, 8 sq ft crop.

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Troubleshooting Scouring

Many of us have taken the leap. We’ve dug deeper than dyed roving. We’ve tackled fleece in its own element. We’ve faced a raw fleece and lived to tell about it. Scouring raw fleece can be rewarding. Many of the unique breeds available to us are only available as fleece. Fleece with unique qualities often

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Color Inspirations

Looking for some color inspiration for your fiber? Try one of these color apps. Yes, I know there are a ton of great apps out there. These are a few of my favorites. CANVA Canva is a multi-faceted tool that allows you to design professional-looking documents, logos and infographics. It also has a nice palette

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Joey Pouches Part 5

Hey team! Good news! Most of the craft need has been met! Worldwide attention to this effort has paid off. If you have completed items, please still send them to me, but you can save your future craftiness for other great efforts. Sarah, my contact at the guild, is aware of our shipment, which is

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Joey Pouches Part 4

I talked to Sarah, the Australian guild member I’ve been working with. The hubs continue to be closed for inventorying, but she will still take anything that our group sends. She is aware of our efforts. So feel free to still work on and send whatever items you’re preparing for donation. Deadline is still February

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Joey Pouches Part 3

Hi team! Another update on the joey pouches. The Australian Animal Rescue Craft Guild put out an announcement this morning. They’re taking stock of their donated supplies and will put out an updated need list soon. If you’re working on a pouch or nest, finish that one up and hold on. They may need more

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Joey Pouches Part 2

Hi team. Here’s an update on the joey pouches we talked about here. I’ve gotten a lot of questions, so here is an update to help those of you who are helping! Q. What if I can’t make your February 5 deadline? A. There are shipping hubs throughout the U.S. which you can mail your

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Joey Pouches

Hi team. I’ve been approached by a friend in Australia to help make joey pouches for some of the animals affected by the wildfires. I’ll be working with Sarah, a member of the Animal Rescue Craft Guild. I’ll be making and collecting joey pouches to mail out on February 5, 2020. It isn’t just cash

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Shades of Grey

Anne Merrow, one of Spin-Off’s editors posted a great article a while back titled When Spinning Teachers Disagree. I thought this is an important article to share, as it aligns strongly with what I teach in my spinning lessons. The answer to every question is “It depends.” One of my favorite phrases is “we live in

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