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Power Outage @ the 1764 studio

Good morning from the studio. We had a windstorm just after midnight and it knocked the power out through out the area. A pretty tall tree came down and took out the woodshed, just missing the studio. Luckily, I have neighbors to help me…

#spin15aday gets a mention

Spin Off has been around, well, it seems like forever.  I had printed copies of issues years and years ago.  Those printed copies have moved on to other spinners as I’ve taken the minimalist approach to magazines by mostly going digital.   Thanks to @yarnengineer…

Oops! Not an IT person – Apology to you!

A huge apology for any and all crazy emails that went out today from The 1764 Shepherdess website. I was trying to update the website theme.  Fail!!!

Shop Small Saturday – 2018

My youngest daughter and I support Small Business Saturday every year, spending Saturday morning in a small, local town near us. We start out with breakfast, then we go to A Good Book first thing, then make our way through the other shops. Some…

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays: It’s Thanksgiving weekend! The turkey has us stuffed and the pie made us sweet(er). One of our family traditions over this long weekend is to watch Home for the Holidays, starring Holly Hunter, directed by Jodie Foster. (playing as the…

Fall, Spinning and Apple Muffins

I baked you some apple muffins! Well, not really, as they probably wouldn’t ship well and I may eat them all before they could get sent out to you. What I did do is find you some spinning time! How did I do that?…

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Mary Ellen Joe: Cowichan Knitter by Phil Ives

As fiber enthusiasts, finding a good documentary on the craft is always a good thing. Enjoy! A short film by Phil Ives

#spin15aday2018challenge

We are going to do it again, though some of you have never stopped! #spin15aday is coming up starting January 1 and we’ll be taking the #spin15aday2018challenge! Are you in? What to do: Spin. 15 minutes a day. Simple. You get to decide what…

Wool Breed: Colored Ryeland

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, nearly five months.  Time to get back at it. This week’s wool breed is Colored Ryeland. Picture from Wikipedia I’ll be spinning up this 20 grams  @bakewell_hearts shared with me awhile back. Historically, the Ryeland sheep are thought to…

Harris Spinner

What would you do if you ran across a bulky spinner for $40 on Craigslist? A. Admire the photos and move on. B. Ask yourself why you would even need another spinning wheel C. Contact the seller, find out if it’s available, then drive…

Inkle Weaving and Books!

There is nothing fiber-wise that I won’t jump in headfirst when it comes to trying.  The inkle weaving loom is no exception. I’ve noticed a few weavers posting about their inkle weaving and looms on Instagram lately, which made me sit up and take…

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