This video was recorded about my spinning for Yael Bakal Studios. Their website is yaelbakalstudios.com.
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Past VenuesWool shows, groups, and shops at which I have taught (isn't English wonderful?) include:
- Madrona Fiber Arts Festival, Tacoma, WA, 2009-2017
- Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, OR, 2007-2014, 2017
- Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, OR, 2013-2014, 2016
- Palouse Fiber Festival, Moscow, ID, 2014-2016
- NwRSA Conference, location varies, WA/OR/ID, 2008-2015
- North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Sequim, WA, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
- Cedarroot Folk School, Marrowstone Island, WA, 2013
- John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, 2013
- Olympic Peninsula Fiber Farm Tour, Jefferson County, WA, 2010-2013
- Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival, Hamilton, MT, 2011
- CSMSA Heels Over Toes Conference, Lacey, WA, 2009
- Taos Wool Show, Taos, NM, 2009
- CSM Spring Retreat, Lacey, WA, 2008
- Weavolution Cyber Fiber, online via WebEx, 2010-2013
- The Bellwether Studio, Sequim/Port Angeles/Port Ludlow/Poulsbo WA since 2001
Yarn Stores/Community Colleges
- Bazaar Girls, Port Townsend, WA, 2012-2014
- A Dropped Stitch, Sequim, WA, 2008-2011
- Peninsula Community College, Port Angeles/Sequim/Port Townsend/Port Hadlock, WA, 2009-2011
- Whidbey Weavers' Guild Spin-in, Oak Harbor, WA 2010 & 2015
- Couer d'Alene Guild, ID, 2014
- Log Cabin Guild, Spokane, WA, 2014
- Spinsters Guild, Port Orchard, WA, 2012, 2014
- Snohomish Knitter's Retreat, Fort Casey, WA, 2013
- North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, Sequim, WA, 2008-2011, 2013
- Woolshed, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA, 2012
- NwRSA Lacey July Retreat, Lacey, WA, 2009
- Moonspinners Guild, Edgewood, WA 2010, 2012
- Arachne Guild, Edgewood, WA 2010, 2012
- Wasatch Woolpack Handspinners, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011
- Lincoln Alternative School, Port Angeles, WA, 2011
- Valley Spinners Guild, Everett, WA, 2010
- North Olympic Library, Port Angeles, WA, 2008, 2009, 2010
- East Side Spinners, North Bend, WA, 2008
DVDs Created in association with F+W Media.
- Power Plying, Ply Magazine, Summer 2021
- Spindle Hooks, Ply Magazine, Summer 2019
- Turkish Spindle Tips, Spin Off Magazine, Summer 2019
- Spin-do-lay Ply Magazine, Autum 2016
- The Pangeae of Spindles Spin-Off Magazine, Fall 2016
- Improvised Akha-Style Spinning Spin-Off Magazine, Spring 2015
- Garter and Fan Scarf Spin-Off Magazine, Spring 2015
- Plying Balls, extra for Ply Magazine, Winter 2014
- Spindle Sommelier, pair your fiber perfectly Ply Magazine, Autumn 2014
- Randomly twisted facts Ply Magazine, Summer 2014
- Silk Spindles: Hiding in plain sightPly Magazine, Spring 2014
- Plying Balls Ply Magazine, Winter 2014
- Leapfrog and Guitar Strumming: woolen on a spindle Ply Magazine, Winter 2013
- Overplying, That's the Point Spin-Off Magazine, Summer 2012
- Underplying is Not a Mistake, Spin-Off Magazine, Winter 2011
- Power Spinning, e-tutorial, self-published, February 2011
- Silk on Spindles, e-tutorial, self-published, February 2011
- Mach 3 Spinning Wheel Owner's Manual, e-book available from SpinOlution, November 2010
- Spinning Slippery Fibers, e-tutorial, self-published, June 2010
- Core Spinning and the Medallion Scarf, e-tutorial, self-published, June 2010
- Staple Length, Spin-Off Magazine, Summer 2010
- Hopper Spinning Wheel Owner's Manual, e-book available from SpinOlution, May 2010
- Echo Spinning Wheel Owner's Manual, e-book available from SpinOlution, April 2010
- Weaving with Three Rigid Heddles, a book review on WeaveZine, April 2010
- Self-Striping Socks and the Mitts of Experience, e-tutorial, self-published, April 2010
- The Xenakis Technique, a book review on WeaveZine, March 2010.
- Spindle Weight, excerpt from Productive Spindling, Spin-Off Magazine, Spring 2010
- Mach II Owner's Manual, e-book available from SpinOlution, March 2010
- Exotic Fiber Spindling, e-tutorial, self-published, January 2010
- Bee Travel Wheel User Guide, originally self-published e-book March 2009; now published e-book from SpinOlution, January 2010
- Productive Spindling, published by Ask The Bellwether, a book on advanced hand-spindling techniques, July 2009. Available from The Bellwether (retail, wholesale, and distribution), Unicorn Books (retail, wholesale), Amazon (retail) and a variety of fine spinning shops.
- Why Z and S?, Spin-Off Magazine, Summer 2009
- Handwoven Laces, a book review on WeaveZine, April 2009
- Spinning on a Notchless Spindle, Knitty.com, Winter 2008
- What to Knit with Handspun, Yarn Magazine, Issue 12, December 2008
- New Techniques for Spindling, Yarn Magazine, Issue 8, December 2007
- Why Spin Singles, article for Fiberville USA newsletter, Spring 2007
- Combing Tips, article for Fiberville USA newsletter, Winter 2006
- Twists per inch on a spindle, article for Fiberville USA newsletter, Fall 2006
- Spindling: The Basics, a book on hand-spindling and related fiber preparation techniques, self-published, April 2003 (out of print)
- Nanny Meier’s Tea Cosy and Braided Cable Tea Cosy knitting patterns, published by Fiber Trends, 2002
- Neckwarmer with Heart and Mirage: A Lace Scarf knitting patterns, published by Ewe’Niquely Yours Handspun Knitting Patterns, December 2004 and August 2007
- many writeups included with past kits and samplers on thebellwether.com, including the Felt on Scarf pattern and Exotic Fiber World Cap Knitting Pattern (not currently available)
- Pedicure socks (on the sock machine), available free on Ravelry.
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