Category Archives: fiber

Indie Feature: Kami Noyes of Ranching Tradition Fiber

There are a few fiber folk that I’ve known since the beginning of this blog-thing, and Kami Noyes is one of the few to have this distinction. She runs Ranching Tradition Fiber and she was one of the first shepherds … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer and Yarn Producer: Mary Furness Weir of Maniototo Wool

Hello yarn-folk! As promised on Instagram and in Episode 72, I have an awesome interview with Mary Furness Weir of Maniototo Wool all queued up for the weekend! I first found Mary and Maniototo Wool via an Instagram post and … Continue reading

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Fiber Mill Feature: Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill

I just want to say, I love this community! There are so many interesting people to meet, so much knowledge, and so much generosity! A couple of weeks ago, Anne Bosch of Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill got in touch with … Continue reading

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Episode 41: Purl & Ply and Qiviut!

Hello happy fiber folk! I have so much to share! There is a review of Purl & Ply’s beautiful singles yarn knit up in Casapinka’s “Vary the Gate”; a giveaway from Purl & Ply; Sheep to Shawl Competition talk for … Continue reading

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Episode 38: Summer Sampling!

It’s been a few weeks of family time for me . . . and backpacking! But I’ve also managed to slip into the yarn room this weekend to record a new episode for you all! This one is all about … Continue reading

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DIY Drum Carder Plans!

Hi everyone! It’s been about 2 years since Spencer and Steve built me a drum carder . . . and Spencer has just drawn up the plans!! So, I’m popping in to let you all know where to find them … Continue reading

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Episode 32: What’s with the Weird FO?!

Episode 32  is packed with maker madness! My new book is out!!! And there is a Targhee spin to discuss! Plus, two, yes, two sweaters!  In the mail: Shakleton Yarn from Fiber Trek, a Knit Together Project square; and some … Continue reading

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