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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 knitters is unique and now one of my favorite ways of… Continue reading History Makers: The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters

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#spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @shoelaceswitcher

This week's spotlight is on Alicia, @shoelaceswitcher: Q. Favorite fiber to spin? Alicia: It's hard to narrow down a favorite, but the first fiber I ever felt truly comfortable drafting was BFL. It combines the best traits of longwools (long, silky fibers) with the softness of a finer wool and seems to draft without effort.… Continue reading #spin15in15 Spotlight Spinner: @shoelaceswitcher