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If you build a FEAST…..they will come.

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The process of putting together moving images and stills for my first Online Class is surprisingly similar to having a child.

If you are clever (which I was not then – but am now)  you might actually “ponder” how it will change your life forever if you do it.

But in the heat of the moment, exciting as it is…..it happens and then you are committed.  You have told enough people about it that there is NO TURNING BACK.

Your mind is now a swirl of wild ideas about “how it will be”, which is NOTHING like how it will “actually” be……

Doing your best to prepare…..like a good Girl Scout, you rally your best ideas and gather it all up, think, re-think, organize, shuffle, and put everything where you

think it should go.  It takes so long that it doesn’t even seem like it will happen and then……THE DAY ARRIVES!!!

It’s  been with you every day, but it still does not seem REAL.

Well it is real and this is it.

Can you see the Online Classroom Tab at the top of this page?

Feeling a bit ADVENTUROUS?

If you decide to purchase my Class, may I ask that you try not to laugh too hard, In one segment I say the word FUN 17 times!

Business Card Couture

I have always wanted to have a calling card that says (SCREAMS)….Artist!!!

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These are the first ones…Collage and Water Color.

Now when someone asks for my CARD, I can truly hand them something Artistic!!!

Building a SPINNABLE Feast……

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“Feast” is a Mixed Media ART Yarn experience, for the adventurous SPINNER.
Over 20 luxurious ingredients go into this FEISTY mix….hand built in my studio and available in Golds, Oranges, Poppy, Pinks, Reds, Violets, Blues, Greens, Turquoise, Ice Forest (all sparlky whites!) Soft/neutral beiges, chocolate and BLACK. Offering this for the first time RETAIL.
Lovely presentation in a cellophane cone with silk ribbon ties. 4oz – $40bucks. I will suggest that you grab an armful, set it on your lap and basically deal with every tid-bit as it presents itself to you and MAKE IT WORK….feed it to the wheel! I like to ply mine with a 60/2 silk thread or metallic thread for extra shizzle…Divine! Let me know if you want some before I hit the SHOW circuit. fyberfiend@yahoo.com
PSS: I will be teaching this at Fiber in the Forest in May 2013.

It’s a BEAUTIFUL thing!

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Group Weaving Project – Many Hands – Amazing Creativity
My TRIBE of women friends who gather in the Forest each year to Spin, Weave, visit and catch up on each others lives.
Almost everyone contributed to this mixed media weaving instigated by Debbie….new to the retreat!
A weekend filled with friends, FIBER, wine and chocolate….can you think of ANYTHING better for the soul?

Dingleberry? More fun with Color Blocks!

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Machine Knitted Scarf  Blocks, dyed, frogged and re-knitted into a lovely & colorful scarf-lette.

This is a FREE pattern called SHIZUKU on Ravelry, however I have lovingly re-named it Dingleberry.

I will be bringing these little Marvels to a show for sale soon!

Roving, Roving, Roving!!!

Roving, Roving, Roving!!!

Busy DYE studio – This fiber was purchased from FOX HOLLOW Farm & Fiber in Eugene, Oregon.  I love to see it all piled up on the counter in dyelots!.  I packaged it up as “Bundle of JOY”  sold like hotcakes at the Fabulous Fiber Fair in Carlton, Oregon a couple of weekends ago.

A perfect Sunday in the Northwest

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Pastiche by Elissa Lenard.  This lovely yarn was spun at our annual COAST Retreat in Yachats Last fall.

I could not resist a photo of this yarn in progress.  I also make a version of this fiber mix called FEAST.

It is a Feisty Mixture of luscious ingredients, wool, silk, bunny, mohair, fairy dust, (angelina)….and more!

This is one of my most popular classes.  We split up into teams and attack a bag of color…slowly building

layer upon layer of colorful bits till the table is literally overflowing…we then scoop it up and spin it.

I like to ply it with a metallic or a fine novelty yarn for even more PIZAZZ!

Lenny plied hers with a COPPER metallic she got at Eugene T

I have just posted some in my ETSY shop dyelots! I make it in every color combination. A 4 oz. ($35) will spin up into appox. 125 to 150 yards of singles.