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Adventures in Spinning Part 1

January 11, 2009

I've mentioned before that I got an antique spinning wheel for Christmas. Now, I knew that it was a spinning wheel, but that was about it. That was roughly three weeks ago.In that time I learned that I didn't have a bobbin or a flyer, found one antique flyer with bobbin on ebay, bought it (shipped in from London), made a new driving band, repaired the bobbin that came in from London (with sculpie...

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Happy New Year!

January 02, 2009

Well, it's been a while...Since my last post I've made my way back to Maine, my home sweet home! I'm really glad to be back and have no future plans of leaving...ever! My family and I had a lovely holiday season, but I'm really glad it's over and I'm so ready to get back to business!I've recently purchased a 30 pound bump of merino wool and have been walking around with a fiber boner ever since!...

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Putting yourself out there.

September 27, 2008

The hardest part about being an artist for me is putting myself out there on display. Well, not me so much I guess, but what I've made. Today I wrote my first knitting pattern. For longer than I can remember I've wanted to design my own knitting patterns, and someday in the future have my own book. This pattern definitly won't be in my book, but I'm on my way. Any publishers out there looking for...

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The need to make

September 26, 2008

I don't make things because I want to make, I make things because I need to make.I recently moved across the country from Maine to Montana. I left my supplies and inventory for my online shop, www.ontheround.etsy.com, with my sister (and then ended up with my mother) to be mailed to me once my family and I found a place to live. So we found a place to live, and a week went by. And then another...

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