Sheep and Wool Festivals: What to Expect


Most sheep and wool festivals take place in the spring and fall during shearing time. I enjoy visiting them with my family, getting inspired for new projects, shopping for fleeces, and seeing all the creative artisan talent in my community.

Here are some highlights from my visit to the Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival a couple of weekends ago. I’ve been going to this festival for several years. It’s on the smaller side, but I always run into people that I know and that’s fun.

Click on the photo below to read this blog I wrote for Craftsy!

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/05/sheep-and-wool-festival/

How to Properly Maintain your Spinning Wheel


As you’re using a spinning wheel, you might forget about the routine maintenance it requires. A spinning wheel is a big investment, and taking proper care of it will ensure that it spins smoothly for years to come.

Here are some tips and tricks for spinning wheel maintenance that will keep it from squeaking or getting gunked up with dust and fiber.

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http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/06/spinning-wheel-maintenance/