Category: History Makers

One Women Wool Mill: Valley Oak Wool Mill

Thanks to Myha @itsmyhamburger for putting a clip of the video in the Instagram stories so I could share it with you.

#campspin15 videos

I’ve been busy with the very first #campspin15, held August 4 – 8, 2018.   This was a virtual camp for spinners on Instagram.  I think it may have been a success. Here are a majority of the videos I created for and from posts…

The History Makers: The Pacific Northwest Fiber Web

Today was relatively quiet for me after my full-speed, full-on day at Black Sheep Gathering and the 438 mile round-trip drive from yesterday.   It was a good day for reflection not only on my experience but also the various discussions I had with so…

History Makers: The Vintage Shetland Project

Over the next few months, my fascination with Shetland, fair isle knitting and history will be evident as I get closer to my trip in August. Here is a Vimeo video of Susan Crawford’s The Vintage Shetland Project.  I have the book on my list…

History Makers: Yoko Saito and the running stitch!

If you have been following me on Instagram or my blog, you will know I love fiber in all forms. Here is a fast, but amazing video of Yoko Saito sewing the fastest running stitch I’ve ever seen by hand. Enjoy!

History Makers: Knockando Woolmill

When you run across a story of a wool mill, you just have to share. Grab a cup of tea and a bit of knitting or spinning and take about five minutes to have a listen and look. Enjoy!

History Makers: Softest Wool

Grab some tea and a bit of knitting or spinning and enjoy this short documentary from Bloomberg Pursuits, YouTube  featuring Shetland Wool and Fair Isle, Shetland.  

History Makers: Cushendale Woolen Mills from The Minds of Makers

With YouTube around, there are so many great videos that give us a glimpse into the world beyond our front doors. Objectlab, the video series, from Chipstone.org has made available many videos that are part of the world of wool. Here is a wonderful video…

History Makers: Scotland’s Wool Industry: Border Weave Documentary c.1941

If you haven’t figured out by now, I LOVE YouTube. I’m not a big fan of television, but I do love to watch short clips on DIY or documentaries. When I find clips that pertain to wool, I must share. Today, I found one…

History Makers: The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters

This past spring, I took a class at Tolt Yarn and Wool with Sylvia Olsen on making a Salish knitted cap. The class was inspiring and just when you thought all knitting was the same, think again.  Knitting in the technique of the Salish…

History Makers: Lois Swales

If you are a spinner that uses a spindle, I bet you will enjoy this video I am sharing from YouTube of Lois Swales, of the Missing Spindle blog.  She has a keen interest in the history of spindles and I have enjoyed learning…

History Makers: Tames Alan

Today was Lace Day for the Lacemakers of Puget Sound.  It was held at the Kent Commons – Green River room, Kent, Washington.  It was a lovely presentation. Tames Alan is a performer and historical consultant living in Washington.  She has about 25 presentations…

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