Tag Archives: Yarn & Fiber

And the winner is…..

Thank you all for entering the giveaway for last week’s Fiber Friday Spotlight featuring Caterpillar Knits.  Kristen’s new website is fantastic, as well as her new creations featuring eco-friendly fibers.  Be sure to check back for new patterns! The winner … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: UrbanGypz

This weeks Fiber Friday Spotlight features Stacey Budge-Kamison of UrbanGypz Artisan Yarn.    Working from her home studio in Asheville,  North Carolina,  Stacey draws her inspiration from the world around her creating a line of yarn that is full of wonderful … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight – Caterpillar Knits

As crafters, each time we purchase a yarn, we are voting with our dollars to support the growth or destruction of the earth.  By choosing yarns that support organic farming and processing, that are not cruel to the animals or … Continue reading

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Casting On and Casting Off: A new category

I’ve decided to start a new category to my blog called “Casting On and Casting Off”.  Each week I hope to post a note on new ideas for designs that’s being worked on and what’s been published, and what selfish … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: Universal Yarn

If you are looking for a line of yarn that is very affordable for all your desired projects, but  offers high quality, then take a look at  Universal Yarn.  This company’s goal is to provide knitters with the best fiber … Continue reading

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A fun way to learn lace stitches

Lace knitting is a style of knitting characterized by stable “holes” in the fabric arranged with consideration of aesthetic value.  Lace is sometimes considered the pinnacle of knitting, because of its complexity and because woven fabrics cannot easily be made to … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Namste Farms Yarn is ….

Thank you all for participating in my recent giveaway and a special thank you to Natalie Redding of Namaste Farms for providing two gorgeous hanks of yarn to our lucky winner. We had a total of 63 entries ( including … Continue reading

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Supporting independent artisans

The indie design movement is made up of independent designers, artists and craftsman who design and make a wide array of products without being part of large, industrialized businesses. ~ Wikipedia The word indie has been part of the fiber … Continue reading

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Fiber Friday Spotlight: Namaste Farms

I recently received a box of incredible yarn to be reviewed for my Fiber Friday Spotlights from Natalie Redding of Namaste Farms .  This wonderful luxurious collection of handspun yarns included kid mohair, silk ribbon with kid mohair and alpaca,  … Continue reading

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The start of Christmas Knitting

As we move into the month of August I have realized that I only have a few more months in order to get my Christmas knitting done.    This past weekend I stopped into Michael’s to look at beads but headed … Continue reading

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