Lambtown!

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 →

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My First FiberTrail Adventure

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 →

Why Not New? Clothing Karma

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 →

Yarn Candy and a Few Important Videos

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 →

Want to Localize Your Own Wardrobe?

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 →

The Journey Begins, Part 2

A Dying Industry & Hidden Costs in America There’s a lot of history behind why there is hardly any textiles being produced in America anymore. In a nutshell, with trade agreements etc. through the 80's and 90's all of our textile production move to China. And I am not OK with that. The Chinese do... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins I’m so excited to begin this blog. The journey actually already began a few weeks ago or some would say many years ago. My mother taught me how to knit at about the age of eight. I am now almost 57. Since I am now post menopausal (I mean come on we... Continue Reading →

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