Discover two easy (and quick!) ways to determine the weight of your yarn, whether it's mystery stash or hand-spun. They're not perfect, of course, and you might still have to swatch, but there's no chart needed.Read more »
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One of the best ways to spin yarn on a budget and support local family farms is to buy raw wool for spinning. Instead of paying several dollars per ounce, you will pay about $10 - $20 dollars per pound average (varies depending on the breed). And by purchasing local, raw fleeces from farmers in your area or online family farms, you are helping these families provide feed and quality medical care for their fiber animals.Read more »
While it was her Splatter Paint Neon Cake that caught our eye, it is the story of how she came to love cake decorating that makes successful cake business owner, Sarah Gillespie, our June Member of the Month. Get her tips and tricks, and discover her go-to inspirationRead more »
Today, in the United States alone, there are five million people living with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. See how you can help by participating in The Longest Day, "where teams from around the world will come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity."Read more »
Hand spinning opens up a world of possible combinations of yarn, fiber and structure. But how do you know whether you want a single, two-ply or more plies? Here's an overview of basic handspun yarn structures and how to make them.Read more »