Spring is just around the corner, and I was so thrilled to know I would be seeing so many of my friends I didn't last year. Some may recall, Louie was accidentally poisoned just before Black Swamp Market Day, and we needed each other, I had to cancel the day before and the organizers were great about it and I am grateful. He is fine now, but unfortunately this year - two shows in a row canceled yesterday. Both Black Swamp and Madison Knit-In decided not this time. Each show unique, but pretty much the same core group of attendees,...
Today I came full circle. Never in my life would I expect what innocently happened as I reached for the volume set of books given to me in my younger days having no memory of when, but always taking them in my boxes of books to keep - never opened, until today. I remember very clearly where I was at in life then. I lived in Whispering Brook in Portage, Michigan. I worked 50-60 hour weeks managing both Jo-Ann Fabrics at that time, hiring potential managers off of Western's campus and training them, training the district on merchandising and loss...
Caring for our textile tools can make a huge difference in enjoying or being frustrated with the process. Here is a simple maintenance tip for shears and cutters* that are held together with screws, not nylon washer assemblies. They are typically steel. This can also be used on rotary cutter assemblies when blades are being replaced/removed. Using 50 Wt household sewing machine oil, open the shears as shown in the middle of the photo and apply a generous drop above and below the screw assembly, turning over and applying on the underside the same. Slowly rock the scissors while open...
- ball winding service
- Custom Service
- cutting tool maintenance
- Fall Fiber Expo
- Fiber Shows
- Louie's charity
- Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
- Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool
- Skein into ball winding service
- thread cutters
- Wisconsin Sheep and Wool
- Wool Gathering