You’ve scouted the area, reviewed the vendor list, entered a skein in the handspun competition, looked over the schedule of events, and made plans to meet up with your fiber crew. The anticipation is building—it’s time to pack your bags! Here are the must-have items to bring with you to sheep and wool festivals—don’t leave […]

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The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, in Flagstaff, Arizona, is this states’ premier fiber festival. This year, you can take selfies with alpacas in silly costumes! If that isn’t enough, Flag Wool and Fiber has an amazing line-up of vendors, classes, and demonstrations focusing on educating and inspiring both traditional and modern crafts. Andrea Greene, […]

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Fun Fiber Fact: Clams!

Clams, particularly Pinna nobilis, secrete filaments that can be spun into sea silk, which shines like gold in the sunlight. It was the finest fabric known to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, but today, it is said that there is only one person who can still harvest and spin it.

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Susan and Kate get a bad rap. The useful carousel/rotating kitchen tray was named “Lazy Susan” for the generic servant it was supposed to replace. So it is with the lazy kate, a device so helpful that every spinner should have at least one. Who was Kate, and where do we get off calling her […]

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