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Project Focus: Sirene Sweater

Working day in and day out with gradients you get to daydreaming about different ways they can be used and played with. The Sirene Sweater is designed by Leah Chapman, … Continue reading

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Wading through mud

Wow. To say it’s been busy at the studio would be an understatement. My fitbit told me that I’ve been averaging 5 hours sleep a night for most of November … Continue reading

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Freia Friday 11-27-15

the biggest comedian of them all.. Here is our company mascot (center) with her little brother Cody on the right and her walking pal Roxie on the left. Hoping you … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Something akin to childbirth

Good grief.. the new site is up. I feel a combination of excitement and trepidation. I know there are still things that need fixing and have to wrap up the … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

a rather bumpy week

You’d think that after so many years doing this that I would know better. But, I don’t. Thursday the 12th, 11am: My laptop died. Along with it, all my accounting … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A new site, a new blog

It’s been a while since I’ve had a blog but I get the feeling that there’s more than a few people out there who might be interested in the inner … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Freia Friday 11-6-15

I can’t believe it’s already been 9 1/2 years since I first picked her up and brought her home. An 8 week old pup, I named her Freia after the Norse goddess … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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#yarnlovechallenge day 17 Fiber friends - I've been so fortunate to meet and work with some pretty stellar people while I've been doing this yarn gig. Freia wouldn't be what it is today without their support and friendship. I couldn't ask for a better bunch of people to call my community. I can only tag 20 people so here's the rest: @knitboy1 @lisashroyerknits  @jeneraljen @corneliahamilton @fibrespace @lauranelkin @kaygardiner @serious_leah @sonyaphilip @stefaniejapel @knittycity @espacetricot and so many more not shown... #yarnlovechallenge day 16 - happy color - Happy Trails to this happy yarn on it's way to @strickcafe in Switzerland ✈️🇨🇭! Axiom Shawl in Metropolis and Wisteria #freiafibers #shawlballs #gradientyarn #3shawlsin30days #yarnlovechallenge day 15 - family. Here's four generations of very crafty women. My great grandmother was a weaver, lace maker, crocheter and kept beehives, climbing trees to collect the honey til she was in her 90's. My grandmother did needlepoint, knit, sewed and made amazing bobbin lace. My mum's crafts were knitting, sewing - even working as a seamstress for a few years when we first came to the US - and loved to needlepoint - particularly anything really complex by Kaffe Fasset. For me, knitting, yarn dyeing, spinning, some weaving, needlepoint and in the past some embroidery. The thread of fiber runs strong in our family. This picture is of us from the late sixties in Hyde Park, London. #yarnlovechallenge day 14 - yarn❤️ what started out as an attempt to capture one of my pups with some very valentine-y Freia yarn quickly devolved into a tug of war and lots of laughing!  Happy Valentines's Day!