Thursday, March 24, 2011

This Modern Girl's SPIN on Spinning

I decided I'm going to blog. So what am I going to blog about? FIBER of course! I have a love and passion for pretty fibers and I decided I'm going to share my modern twist on spinning in the form of this blog. I have unique, and sometimes unconventional ways of approaching the old art of spinning yarn, and I hope to inspire others by sharing my techniques, trials, errors, and successes.

I am a twenty-something mom that has a full time job working for my dad at the company my grandfather started back in the 70's. Besides the typical 8-5/M-F I also have a small etsy shop, where I sell handspun yarn, spinning batts, and other fibery goodness! I also hope to break into the local market by applying for some fiber festivals and craft shows over the next few months. I previously vended at the Michigan Fiber Festival in 2009, but took some time off to have my son, Cullen, last year. My little man is now 9 months old and I am just starting to get back into it. I hope to get back in to the MFF and expand to other festivals as well. Besides sharing my fiber endeavors I also hope to update you with info on selling on etsy as well as at local events. Let's call it a "Fiber How-To Guide for the Modern Girl."

So where do I start? Here is a run down of some of the topics I hope to cover soon:
-What happens when WOOL takes over your house
-How a busy working mom sells on etsy (ie. ME)
-How I DYE
-How I Card Batts
-Equipment Reviews

I hope you will follow my blog and find some of the info I share useful. My goal is to update both my etsy shop and my blog at least once a week. If there is anything you would like to know I am always open to information sharing, questions, comments, and discussion. Thanks for checking out my new blog!

1 comment:

Coggie said...

Can't wait to learn new stuff.

Private Lessons

If you are local to the Muskegon, MI area and in need of Spinning, Weaving, Felting, or Drum Carding instruction I would be more than happy to help!

Private lessons are $30 per hour, with a 2 hour minimum (Can be split into 2 sessions if you prefer.) Email me to work out the details,

I specialize in spinning Bulky Singles, 2-plies, Navajo/Chain Plied, and Corespun yarns. I also can share my knowledge on needle felting, wet felting, nuno felting or weaving with a rigid heddle loom. My main area of expertise however is in fiber blending and drum carding. Please visit my etsy shop for examples of my work.

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