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Midwest Felting Symposium

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on June 30, 2010

Time’s running out to register for the felting symposium!  It’s July 21st-25th and we’re going to have such a good time.  This will be our first year vending at the show.  Riin and I have been busy dyeing up a storm of things for you to drool over.  Susan McFarland of Susan’s Fiber shop is hosting it and she’s got a great line up of classes.  Here’s the website:  There’s still classes that are open, so check it out fast and come over to say hello.   :)


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Check out MadCityMike’s blog

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on March 29, 2010

My friend, Jean, and I went to the Madison monthly crank-in this Saturday and Mike was there.  Mike’s a blogger and took photos of the event that he posted in his blog (the link is above).  He has a beautiful machine, it’s a NZAK and had also made some gorgeous tubies (sock blanks made on a CSM).  It’s so nice to have photos of the places you go and the people you meet, Mike’s a dedicated blogger and I’ve got lots to learn from him about this blogging thing.  He also took a photo of me and the blanks I brought to show everyone there, so go check out his blog and say hello.

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forgot to post some photos

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on March 10, 2010

Here’s photos of the socks I made for Valentine’s day.   Jim’s socks were from a blank I dyed and my pink socks are from yarn that Riin made.  (  Thank you Riin, it was wonderful yarn)  The fuzzy background is my dog Hans.  He’s very patient and works for kisses.

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New Pictures

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on July 19, 2009

I haven’t blogged for a while, but I’ve been knitting and dyeing up a storm trying to get some inventory together for the sheep and wool festival in Sept. The big news is that I just got back from doing a trunk show at Artisian Knitworks in Grosse Pointe Michigan. It went very well and I’m glad of the experiance. Thank you to all the people that showed up and brought our yarns. The next big news is that I’ve also been cataloging items for our new website,, so Riin and I can put it on-line this week. Can’t wait, it’s been some hard work; it’s very close to being ready. Well, enough of that dribble, Here’s some eye candy for you!

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We got our new energy efficient gas furnace installed

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on March 20, 2009

Finally got the gas heater installed and working.  We waited until every ounce of fuel oil was used in the storage tank then called the installers.  You have to pay to have fuel oil removed and disposed of.  The oil company won’t take it back because they don’t know if it’s clean anymore, so you have to use it all up or dispose of it as a haz waste.   We decided to use it all up.  we ran out of fuel before the new one was put in so we had 2 days without heat.  Good thing the weather cooperated with our plans.  The new heater is quiet, gets us a new tax break and best of all…. it’s shiny!  Next thing up on my agenda is to dig out my work space and dye up a storm!

Here’s some sock blanks that I sent over to Artisan Knitworks last week and photos of our sweet new heater.  I’ll be teaching a dye class for Artisan Knitworks in July and these are the display blanks for the class.   Here’s their website for you to take a look, they support local fiber artists and are located in Grosse Point, MI.  :) 

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