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  1. aellia
    aellia says:

    Oh,well done and congratulations!
    I was watching a documentry about the old silk road the other night. I thought of you more than once

  2. reedrover
    reedrover says:

    I am quite pleased for you! You have demonstrated not only talent, but a generosity with your time and intellect that is a benefit to the entire fiber community.


  3. mstical1
    mstical1 says:

    I’ve been serving on a committee with one of the art profs from Eastfield. He also does embroidery. His name is David (last name slips my mind right now). He’s also the director of the gallery at Eastfield.
    He’s very funny.

  4. admin
    admin says:

    Thanks! I had read the web reviews on the “Pricked” show – didn’t know we had anybody from around here in it.

  5. admin
    admin says:


    Now I’m trying to figure out how to manage to sit and reel silk while everybody is doing the “sit and spin” quiet times… with the minimum of checked/shipped stuff.

  6. phialastring
    phialastring says:

    I’m within driving distance, if there’s “ordinary” equipment I’m likely to have. It would save you shipping stuff if you could just borrow it from me. I’m reasonably well-equipped, but have never done any silk reeling.

    And, of course, congrats on the well-deserved scholarship!

  7. huaman
    huaman says:

    The thing to remember is those times are also likely to be, um, shall we say, not exactly quiet. More likely they’ll be cocktails and raucous spinnerly chatter. 😉 You’ll be thronged by people who want to see it done in real life. I wouldn’t worry about being disruptive.

    I mean, if Stupid Yarn Tricks didn’t make anybody upset… you have nothing to worry about.

  8. admin
    admin says:

    Yaay! I was kind of hoping I might run into a buddy in driving distance…

    What I need, is a kettle (I use a stock pot, but anything that will hold 2 quarts or more…) and a couple of smaller pans (ideally, one small stock pot, like a 1 quart, and two small bowls) and an electric burner that will boil water, and a cord. I can bring any/all of those – but if you have some of that, it would be excellent.

    I will be bringing or shipping the reel and the croissure… that’s the only stuff that I really can’t get by remote. Unless you have a milk crate and a garden “Shepherd’s Hook” thingy. 🙂

  9. phialastring
    phialastring says:

    Stock pot, check. Smaller pan, check.

    Bowls – what size? Resistant to boiling water, right?

    Electric burner, nope. I do have a milk crate, though. My garden hook thingy has a clematis growing up it, assuming yo mean what I’m thinking of. 🙂

    Would a crock pot work instead of the burner and maybe one pot?

  10. admin
    admin says:

    Bowls don’t have to resist boiling water; I pour water into them with the hot kettle. Crock pot unfortunately doesn’t get hot enough… I have to actually boil the water for the cocoon groping.

    I have a break-down chemistry stand that can take the place of the hook thingy just fine. The really crucial parts are the pulleys and the fishing-line guide eyes… the hook thingy just suspends them in space.

  11. monkeyspinner
    monkeyspinner says:


    Im only the 40th commenter on the list 🙂 That is great I have always wanted to go. Maybe I ll see you In Fab fiber fest. But Ill be in Peru all summer well see. Great job.

  12. admin
    admin says:

    Re: Congrats

    hee. Thank you! I’m not planning to be at FFF this time – it’s something I can only afford to do if I’m teaching.

  13. admin
    admin says:

    Re: Congrats

    Oh, and ENJOY PERU! Take lots of pictures! If you’re going to Cuzco, there’s a Center for Traditional Textiles, and Abby knows the person who runs it – I didn’t know about it when I went.

  14. willowwolfe
    willowwolfe says:


    I had toyed with the idea of applying for one – but really do not feel I was ready. YOU – now THAT is another story!! Your work is so gifted and your efforts have been tireless!!

    CONGRADULATIONS!! You deserve it!! Ohhh take loads of pictures and blog about everything!!

  15. admin
    admin says:

    Re: OMG


    I’m gonna try to get good photos… I hope to have my hands full with fabulous fiber stuff most of the time, tho!

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