Category Archives: indie

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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Episode 66: Test Knits, Special Guests, and Mohair Magic

Hello fiber folk! I am happy to be back this week with an episode chock-full of all the best stuffs: a chat with Spencer that had us laughing–we hope you’ll laugh along, too; a call for test knitters! I have … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Two Frenchie Fibers

I have a special treat this weekend: a new-to-me (and you!) indie dyer, Cheryl Fjermedal, of Two Frenchie Fibers! I found Cheryl through Instagram and have been enjoying her recent Etsy launch–so many colors and such cute dogs (their names … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Purl & Ply

I bet you have all been watching the recent launch of Purl & Ply along with me! The ladies behind those beautiful and utterly Instagramable colorways are Brit and Mel–a couple of indie dyer, home-school moms who love fiber, and … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Knitting in France

Well folks, today I have a follow-up to the awesome giveaway we did over the last couple of weeks: I’m so happy to feature an interview with Bogga of Knitting in France. Plus, she has generously offered a coupon code … Continue reading

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Episode 4: Featuring the Indie Community

Hi everyone! I’m happy to be posting Episode 4 of the video-cast; this one is all about the indie community: dyers, farmers, spinners  . . . As promised, the show notes (below) are chock-full of links to etsy shops, small … Continue reading

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In Progress: Persian Dreams (Worsted)

My 2016 One-Year-One-Blanket is Persian Dreams (worsted) and I could not be more excited. Indeed, just writing up the 2016 To Learn List–and finding out that there was a worsted weight version of this fingering-weight blanket–got me motivated to go … Continue reading

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