Getting way into the spirit of #Rhinebeck2018 (aka New York State Sheep and Wool Festival) even though I'm officially in the group we label #notrhinebeck2018 as in not at the festival, but hey, I had #Lambtown a few weeks ago so I'm on a yarn diet anyway. Hubby and I made Buckwheat Apple Pancakes this... Continue Reading →
My very first video podcast is up! Link here: https://youtu.be/M20Y-KfTJj4 Please watch, share, and subscribe, and if you have (gentle) critiques I'd love to hear them-I'm no pro at video taping or editing, just passionate about yarn! You can also find me on Instagram and Ravelry as @NorCalFiberTales.
Just a quick note-I'm working on my podcast and re-learning video editing, etc. so it should be up soon! My Youtube channel is here.
I had SO much fun at Lambtown last weekend! There was so much to do that I could have spent a week there! Not only did they have a trade show, with vendors in two buildings and tons of yarn, roving and other fiber-related things, but there were also classes, and the sheepier end of... Continue Reading →
Looking forward to the Lambtown Festival in Dixon California tomorrow and Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7. If you've never heard of it but you like sheep, wool and yarn you should check it out. It's pretty much heaven for knitters, spinners etc. and it's a great chance to meet a lot of regional folks doing... Continue Reading →
When I started this blog I wasn't sure if I should call it NorCal Fiber TALES or Fiber TRAILS. But considering I'll be talking about fiber and telling stories more than I'll be going on adventures (because I live on a farm with animals and plants in Northern Calif. where it can easily be 113*F/45*C... Continue Reading →
There's a Hole in my Closet I've culled down my wardrobe, drastically. I've sent old "stash clothes" to the thrift store, and I've put all of the synthetic stuff in hibernation for the indefinite future. And I'm left with some glaring holes in my wardrobe. Namely pants and tank tops. The tops I'll work on,... Continue Reading →
A recent conversation talking about the similarities between the organic food movement and the Fibershed (localized clothing/yarn/fiber) movement got me to thinking that the superwash yarn in America-you know the buzzword names that everyone is so hot over that are ALL about the color-is a lot like candy. Yarn candy. The craze for this yarn... Continue Reading →
Here are some things to look for/ask yourself if you want to try to cloth yourself within your own fibershed, or even just in the US, or simply get the synthetics out of your wardrobe: Is the original fiber grown, processed and sewn in my state or within a 150 mile radius? If not, is... Continue Reading →