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Archives for Carol Jones

A Tale of Two Weavers

September 18, 2018

During the Summer of 2018, Maine Fiberarts’ member and friend, Nina Ruit, entered an apprenticeship program organized by the Maine Crafts Association. Ruit is a spinner, knitter, seamstress, and sheep and goat shepherd. She had done some weaving years ago, and now that she is newly-retired, was anxious to get back to the loom. Several… Read More»

You know you want one…

February 12, 2015

Meeting the HansenCrafts miniSpinner™ I always intended to learn to spin, especially with the fleece so handy during my 35 years raising sheep, but never took the time. Now that I’m retired part-time with no sheep, it seems like I might be able to finally learn, but alas…about the fleece. At a summer open farm… Read More»

Making it

February 2, 2015

Don’t be too jealous of this fiber artist! I visited her in her woodland weaving studio, just a few miles outside of Port Townsend, my new home town, to learn more about her work.Terry Reitz is a hand weaver par excellence hailing from Minneapolis (among other places) after doing graduate study in weaving design and… Read More»

Visiting a Washington Lavender Farm

June 30, 2014

What is this fascination with Lavender so many people have? I remember the soap from my high school days, what was it called…Yardley English Lavender. And it is still for sale, these days all over the internet. But what I visited today was not Yardley and not English, it was a certified organic lavender farm in… Read More»

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