Sabbatical is over: A Time to Share

Ready

Maybe you have been wondering where I have been this past year. After writing online for Examiner for 7 years as the “Knitting Examiner” about all things fiber, it was time to take a sabbatical. I recommend it highly. I took classes, lectures, read, knit, crocheted, wove, spun, volunteered, experimented, dyed…immersed myself in fiber and learning. Now, I am ready to pass it on to you in my revamped website.

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By no means have I become an expert in any field. What I have always known and enjoyed about fiber is there is always more to learn. If you have been following me in the past, you can expect the same and much more. There will be book reviews, tips, photos, fiber news from around the world, techniques, what’s hot: a quick note (tapestry weaving, knee-length cardigans in autumn’s new color grenadine red, woven wall fiber art, knit/crochet/woven ponchos)…

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Now is the perfect time to go through your yarn, fiber, textiles, books, tools etc., organize, donate and frog (rip it, rip it) the projects you will never complete. If you don’t have a fiber studio and always wanted one, maybe take an unused closet and transform it into your space. Have a fiber party, your cast offs are someone else’s treasures and vice versa.

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SOAR 2012

Do you spin? SOAR is having their 30th Anniversary retreat October 21 – 27 in Tahoe City, California. Would you like to to take your fiber knowledge for a spin? At this autumn retreat you will have the opportunity to increase your spinning skills.

Spinning is all about the making of yarn. With 16 teachers to help you obtain the knowledge and improve your techniques, you will find yourself spinning and creating beautiful hand spun. Yarns, that is. Register now for workshops and lodging choices.

To find out more

Sheep to Yarn in three workshops

New Pond Farm at 101 Marchant Road Redding, CT 06896-1824
(203) 938-2117

Sheep to Yarn in Three Workshops

Wednesdays: February 2, February 9, February 23

10:30 –  11:30 am
If you love fiber or have an interest in learning to produce your own yarn, you will enjoy these classes. This three-part series will introduce you to raw fleece from our own Icelandic Sheep and cover each step as it is transformed into hand spun yarn. During the first session, you will learn about washing, carding, and drumcarding wool and you will have a chance to try your hand with a drop spindle. During the second class, you will make your own spindle and create your own yarn. The last class will teach you to dye wool. No prior experience is required. Fee per class: $10/member, $12/non-member.

Reservations are required. Please call New Pond Farm at 203-938-2117, email Kristen@newpondfarm.org or visit http://www.newpondfarm.org to sign up online.