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Episode 62: Landing

Hello! It’s a frigid day here in Maine! Ai!  I could have called this place based yarn, but I thought Landing was more interesting. I have a chat about that concept though..placebased yarns and offer a little insight in to my past conservation history!

 

You can listen here: http://hipcast.com/podcast/HGxZqYv

Wild Lily Artisan Fibers

Owlet by Kate Davies

Upton Yarns

The Ramble Shawl by Andrea Mowry

Madderroot Bags

Oa by Kate Davies

The Woolly Thistle – Prize Donation

Midwinter Yarns – Scandanavian Yarns Ullcentrum

Laine Magazine

Shine Mitts by Pia Kammeborn

Grizzly by Elizabeth Smith

Isle Yarns

In the Foot Steps of Sheep by Debi Zawinski & By Hand Magazine

The Great Remembering by Peter Forbes

Coming to Land in Troubled Times Essays by Peter Forbes, Kathleen Dean Moore & Scott Russell Sanders

Right retreats:

1. Bold Coast Retreat- this takes place in Machiasport, Maine. It is pretty downeast past Acadia probably 2.5 hours from bangor airport, or 4 hours from Portland.  This primarily focuses on being by the sea, eating well and perhaps some informal workshops. I plan on facilitating some embroidery projects and I think Jodi plans on doing a wet felting project. I provided a link which features some pictures, pricing and dates.  There is currently room in both sessions I believe but I know for a fact the second session is open.   http://onelupine.com/events/

2. Highlands on the Fly- This takes place just 6 miles from my little cabin in the North Maine Woods.  It is approximately 3 hours from Portland up the interstate. Many people work out carpooling and you I might be able to drive together as I will be originating from that area. The best part of this retreat is that the vendor list is fun.  I am hoping Jennifer Guyor will be there this year!  This is a big retreat compared with the other two.   Workshops for this retreat are informal, the focus is more on knitting and enjoying the landscape. New England Outdoor Center is located right on Millinocket Lake with views of Katahdin and on the doorstep of Baxter State Park. Weather can be quite cold, it’s snowed all three years!

Highlands on the Fly 2017-10/26-10/29
Thursday-Sunday: 3 nights lodging in a choice of shared or private room. All meals included from our River Driver’s Restaurant: 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches as well as assorted snacks. Goodie bags, Friday night social, door prizes, exclusive marketplace and did we mention the cool, crisp, autumn air…fire places, cozy chairs, and good company!

Registration Dates:
1-800-766-7238

Open: NOW

Shared Room: $425.00 pp plus tax
Private Room: $525. pp plus tax
For large groups please contact us early to secure cabin or cabins.

PLEASE CALL FOR DAY USER PRICING PACKAGES-this charge does not include the goody bag which will be an optional purchase at the retreat.

The Fine Print:
$100.00 non refundable deposit to secure registration. Final payments are due by September 20th. After September 20th cancellations are non-refundable unless the space can be filled by another participant.

Vendors:
The vendor list will include a few of last year’s participants as well as a few additional surprises TBD
To learn more about the New England Outdoor Center you can visit us on the web at www.neoc.com

 

Episdoe 61: Ranger Knits

This is a little late to the party here!  Somehow in the madness of #yarnlovechallenge, work and nor’easters I missed this platform for a post!  Are you well?  There is a special guest in this edition. I’m hoping he comes back on!  Hope all is well!

Best, Sarah

Listen here: http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HkYb8mvs

Thank you for tuning in!

Biscotti Sweater Kiyomi Burgin

Maine Yarn and Fiber Supply

Storytime Scholar by Lisa Chemery

Ramble Shawl by Andrea Mowry

Owlet by Kate Davies

Cascade Eco Yarn

Peace de Resistance Mitts by Bristol Ivy

Upton Yarns

Madderroot Bags

Oa by Kate Davies

The Woolly Thistle – Prize Donation

Midwinter Yarns – Scandanavian Yarns

Laine Magazine

Shine Mitts by Pia Kammeborn

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop Freeport, Maine

Cobblestone Sweater by Jared Flood

Starcroft Nash Island Yarn

Knitting the Stash

Knitography

Episode 60: Champions Needed

Hello!  I am so happy to be back talking to you all about wool.  You’ll find a finished item here, hallelujah!  There’s quite a bit of acquisitions and discoveries too.  Thank you for tuning in and I hope you are all well!

 

 

Listen here: http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H0KHrTPs

Siri by Linnea Ohman

Storytime Scholar by Lisa Chemery

Ramble Shawl by Andrea Mowry

Upton Yarns

Madderroot Bags

Shetland Oo by Kate Davies

The Woolly Thistle

Croft 29  Yarn

Lean In by Wild Lily Artisan Fibers

Aniroonz Sheep Co.

Shine Mitts by Pia Kammeborn

Seachange by Jennifer Steingass

Fidra by Gudrun Johnston

Mother of Purl Yarn Shop Freeport, Maine

Kammebornia Podcast

Ninja Chickens Podcast

The Gentle Knitter

 

 

 

Fleece Wise: Eloise Update

I super late on this post.  I’ve been scattered and attempting to settle. You’ve probably already seen this, but I wanted to contain all the media in one place. I hope you are all well and in good woolly spirits!

 

Sarah

 

Episode 58: Honoring the Endurance

I am not myself these days. I seem to be going every which way both physically and in spirit!  New York, northern Maine, southern Maine, schools, festivals, retreats.  I feel as thought I am leading a double life. Ai! Probably safe to say, this podcast should be approached with that mind. I share my time spent at Rhinebeck, Highlands on the Fly, a few projects (and I mean a few), some acquisitions, a book review of Drop Dead Easy Knits, and some Shackleton Facts. I will be reporting on my Fleece Wise project in a separate vlog so stay tuned. (audio will be available soon)

Right-O I hope you are all well and in good spirits!

Sarah

 

Fleece~Wise Part II

The Fibertrek podcast is co-hosting a special series — Fleece-Wise, a deeper exploration of our craft and connection to sheep. This is a four-part series, starting the week of 9/18/16 on the NH Knits Podcast and continuing each week thereafter on the Fibertrek, here on Fibretown and concluding with the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast just before Rhinebeck.

Here is installment II of the Fleece-Wise Series:

We hope to purchase a fleece together at Rhinebeck, using information we have gleaned along the way. We plan to include our viewers/listeners in that process as well!

From Sarapomegranate of Yarns at Yin Hoo : “If you have felt, as I did, that the fleece tent at a fiber festival is overwhelming and intimidating, if you’ve been considering a fleece purchase, if you have unprocessed fleece languishing in storage, if you’re experienced in fleece processing — you are invited to participate in the discussion threads on Ravelry, ask questions and share ideas. Podcast hosts will be facilitating discussion threads and awarding prizes for engaging in discussion.”

The podcasters involved in Fleece-Wise, nhkclaire, Swenstea, and Sarapomegranate have unique experiences, practical information, suggestions and stories to share, as well as interviews with fleece-producers. We hope that there will be something for everyone in this series!

 

Episode 57: Tears of Shackleton

I am still working audio and itunes but in the meantime you can find the latest podcast on YoutTube. I make no mention of recent conversations on sweaters (no show notes boo & hiss) but I will return to this topic soon. I also have a wool heroes and heroines segment to edit. Right..I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

The Woolly Thistle

Fleece Wise:

he Fibertrek podcast is co-hosting a special series — Fleece-Wise, a deeper exploration of our craft and connection to sheep.

Please post any and all questions (these will by addressed in the series if possible), comments and FOs here. All posts will be eligible for prizes.

This is a four-part series, starting the week of 9/18/16 on the NH Knits Podcast and continuing each week thereafter on the Fibertrek, here on Fibretown and concluding with the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast just before Rhinebeck.

We hope to purchase a fleece together at Rhinebeck, using information we have gleaned along the way. We plan to include our viewers/listeners in that process as well!

From sarapomegranate : “If you have felt, as I did, that the fleece tent at a fiber festival is overwhelming and intimidating, if you’ve been considering a fleece purchase, if you have unprocessed fleece languishing in storage, if you’re experienced in fleece processing — you are invited to participate in the discussion threads, ask questions and share ideas. Podcast hosts will be facilitating discussion threads and awarding prizes for engaging in discussion.”

The podcasters involved in Fleece-Wise, nhkclaire, Swenstea, and Sarapomegranate have unique experiences, practical information, suggestions and stories to share, as well as interviews with fleece-producers. We hope that there will be something for everyone in this series!

Frost at Midnight 

Starcroft Yarn

Siri by Linnea Ohman

Love and Lemons by Melanie Berg

Piper Quince and Co

Crofthoose Hat by Ella Gordon

Nash Island Sweater by Mary Jane Mucklestone

The Woolly Thistle

You can find my sewing vlog here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYi3ohBFeXKgBqrh2JB9REA

 

 

In which I wilt

Whoa! It was crazy steamy here today.  I think this episode may be a bit lack luster due to that humidity and the fact my summer is over. Boo Hoo.  I plan to get my new sewing vlog ASAP so stay tuned if you’re into that thing…

 

 

 

 

Frost at Midnight 

Starcroft Yarn

Siri by Linnea Ohman

Love and Lemons by Melanie Berg

Piper Quince and Co

Shop Teasel

 

Breakfast with Almanzo Wilder

Thank you taking the time to watch the podcast! All is well here in the North woods. I am whiling away the days with dogs, fiber and fabric. I hope you are all well and in good spirits.

Sarah

 

 

 

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Giveaway- TEASEL

Farmer Boy Quotes

Haps by Kate Davies

Sew Liberated

Sew Over It

Frost at Midnight 

Kate Davies-Miss Rachel

Kate Davies-Buachaille Yarn

Cinema Dress

Clementine

Starcroft Yarn

Yampa Valley Fiber Mill

Heather Perry Jewelry

Upton Yarns

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 54: Who said anything about knitting?

thanks for tuning in.  (psssssst…there is a lot of sewing)

 

 

The Woolly Thistle

The Fruity Knitting Podcast

The Charm of it Podcast

Clementine

 

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