Welcome to the blog! Thanks for stopping by.
My name is Jenn and I’m addicted to all things fiber. I started knitting around 2008 and I haven’t stopped yet. Although it really goes back much further than that. Growing up “making things” was my favorite activity and I sort of learned to knit back then. But I really re-learned with the help of Laura at Creative Fibers in Windsor, CT back in 2008. (Awesome local yarn shop, by the way.)
Now I live in Maine and I continue to expand on my knitting skills, but I’m also learning to spin and dye wool too. I’m planning to start designing patterns, and who knows where that will lead. I created this blog to take you on my fibery journey with me.
I love listening to podcasts and reading about fiber-related stuff, so I’ll be sharing some of my favorites here.
I’ll also share the projects that I’m working on and talk about what I’ve learned in the process. If you want a sneak peak, and you are on Ravelry, you can check out my current stuff. My name is FlecksOfFiber. If you aren’t on Ravelry.com and you are a knitter, spinner, or crocheter what are you waiting for? It is the online community for all things fiber.
My latest venture is the quest to become a Master Knitter. Yes, that is a thing. It is a fairly in-depth process through The Knitting Guild of America. I’ll take you through my challenges and victories on that journey.
I can’t wait to get started! Stop by again soon. Tomorrow I’ll talk about my Tour de Fleece progress!
I love your blog! So interesting. I am a spinner and weaver in Western Massachusetts. I am in a very active flax and linen study group, and in the interest of getting a body of knowledge and skill transferred to more people who wish to learn, we are hosting a two day symposium over August 20 and 21, 2016. It will be just flax and linen, and it will be hosted at the lovely Historic Deerfield in Deerfield MA. It promises to be exciting and fun and full of amazing people and interesting equipment. Some Canadian practitioners will be coming; the Zinzendorfs will take part as well as Becky Ashenden. Please do join us! http://www.newenglandflaxandlinen.org
New England Flax and Linen Study Group, PO Box 611, Williamsburg MA 01096
I’ve never worked with flax or linen. What aspects will you be studying? Spinning and dying?
The growing of flax, the processing of it, including retting and then the subsequent breaking, scutching, hackling. Qualities of flax fiber that make for great linen. We also will be looking at behind-the-scenes linen textiles at HD. It turns out that there are quite a few people on the Eatern Seaboard and in Canada who have been growing flax for over twenty years, and processing it themselves into wonderful and prized textiles, and they have a lot of knowledge to impart!!