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Foundations of Fabric

A new episode of the podcast dropped last Monday. I thought I would blog a little bit about it in case you missed it.

This new season is all about Slow, Climate Beneficial Fashion vs. Fast, polluting fashion. In this episode, I talk about the fibers that fabric is made from. I talk about the pros and cons of the fibers. Of course there is a call to action should you choose to take it.

You can listen to the episode here or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Maryland Sheep and Wool Next!!

Yes, MD sheep and wool is next Saturday and Sunday. So I’m in the middle of packing the truck to get going.

I’m about half done and expect to have it all packed up by late this afternoon.

SOOOO!! I’ll be putting the online shop in vacation mode.

Come to the festival and see us. We are in the Main Building! Our booth is C5. Where’s that? well enter the large open doorway and go into the right aisle. We are the a few booths down on the left. You won’t be able to miss us.

Be sure to show us what you have made with our yarn! It makes our day!!

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New Season of Podcast

This season is all about fibershed and slow fashion. I am researching some of the really hard questions about changing our wardrobes over to be more climate beneficial with mindfulness of equity and reducing waste. This first episode is about style. What is your style? Do you dress that way? Especially now as we are going back into the world, how do you want to clothe yourself to reflect your inner beauty? You can listen to the podcast here or your can subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Or watch on Vimeo or YouTube.

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Shop Update–Some Spring Colors

Last weekend was supposed to be our open studio, but alas we had lots of snow instead!

I’ve been dyeing up lots of new colorways. First up is some new Zephyrette colors. Our zephyrette is a light sport weight blend of baby alpaca (cria), cashmere and silk. It is OH SO lovely!!

I’ve also been adding to the colorways of Sparkly!! And let’s face it, we all need to have a little sparkly in our lives!!

And finally, since we weren’t open this weekend, here is my special yarn that was inspired by Peonies, which are my favorite flower. It is dyed on our Chinook base which is Superwash Merino, cashmere and nylon.

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Last Podcast of Season 3: All That We’ve Learned about Creativity

We’ve talked about myths and realities of creativity. How it is our birthright. It is needed for balance. We talked about raising creative kids. I gave you a bunch of resources for creative books and podcasts. There were also 10 creative exercises to strengthen your creative muscle. Listen to the podcast here. Would you rather watch? Click here to watch in Vimeo.

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Tip of the Week: My Favorite Cast-On

I have never been able to master the long tail cast on. I can’t figure out how long to make the tail. And I either end up with not enough or too much left over. So this provisional cast on is great. It is like making a crochet chain over your needle. Here is a video that shows you how.

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Podcast episode: Three Kinds of Creativity

Are you creating as an amateur, a professional or are there times when you are creating sacredly? Learn about these in this new episode of the Flying Goat Farm Podcast.

Listen to it here or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or whereever you listen to podcasts.

An applique piece I call “Servant to Art” Made with sacred creativity

Watch it on Vimeo here … .Or if you like You Tube better, watch it here.

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Avoid Burnout and Find Your Inspiration

I dropped the next podcast today. It’s all about Burn out…. what causes it and how to deal with it when you feel burnt out. I also give you ideas for finding inspiration. And lastly, there is a creative exercise for you to complete if you choose. I’m really excited about this one.

You can listen to the podcast here or become a subscriber on iTunes.

You can watch here on Vimeo or here on YouTube

As always, leave a comment here or email me and tell me how the creative exercise worked for you…