Ravelry bans Trump supporters

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Ravelry overnight has become Animal Farm and 1984 all rolled into one. I have been a member of the blog for better than a decade. I never heard any political speech on the various forums of which I was a member, but interestingly, they ignaugerated a new policy:

“We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is unambiguously support for white supremacy. For more details, read this document: https://ravelry.com/content/no-trump”

This is fiber site. I’m a spinner/knitter primarily with sojourns into dying and weaving. Never aware of any disruptions on the site that required such a policy. If there were hate spewers or troubled forums, then shut them down. Saying all Trump supporters are white supremacists is certainly every bit as hateful.


2019 FL State Fair

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My entry in knitted accessories won first place.

2019 scarf


Blue Ribbons @ Florida State Fair 2019

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Delighted to learn of the 4 entries I submitted to the Florida State Fair 3 won First Place. I entered my first scarf on my loom from Scotland and that scarf won 3rd Place. Will be posting winners here.

Third Place Ribbon for this woven scarf with a mix of hand spun and commercial yarn:



Studio Open OCT 13 & NOV 10

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We’ve recently launched a new fiber studio created on the campus of Palma Sola Presbyterian Church in Bradenton. We’ve been felting, spinning, spindling and enjoying each other’s company. Please join us!

Come on your own or bring a friend!

Exodus 35:25 And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.

*A ministry of Palma Sola Presbyterian Church
6510 3rd Ave. West, Bradenton FL 34209
Enter the door (with the blue awning) on 2nd Ave. W. No reservation required.
No charge – no collection!


Another Scarf

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Sister, Marcie wanted a scarf in blues, reds and purple. The primary blue is homespun.


Handwoven Scarf in the Colors of India

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Daughter, Sandi, requested scraf in Indian colors. Used beautiful sari silk fabric patterns for inspiration.

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Pendulum Spinning Wheel For Sale

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FS Pendulum Spinning Wheel … Wait & Wright 1866-67
Wheel in Tampa Bay, FLorida area.

I am traveling from Tampa on I75 to Atlanta in October and then to North Carolina mountains. Can meet up or deliver in reasonable distance from highway.

Asking $800 OBO

Price Reduced Listed on eBay HERE


Learn to Spin

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Love to craft? Learn to Spin!

Learn to spin wool yarn using a spinning wheel. In the first session you will learn spinning terminology, about the different types of wheels, and the basics of how wool is spun into yarn. You’ll be spinning by the end of your first session!

During the following class you will learn to ply your singles yarn, ending up with 2-plied yarn, and how to prepare fiber for spinning using drum carder. In the third session you’ll have more practice in spinning, plying, and carding. No experience required. Spinning wheel & materials will be provided to use in the class.

September 7, 14, & 21 ● 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
As the class size limited to 5 students,
call and for your reservation today! 941.755.7830
(Reservations are required…Don’t miss out!)

Instructor: Linda Martin, winner 1st (knitting) & 2nd (weaving) place handspun division @ Florida State Fair 2018 & contributor to Spin-Off Magazine and Spinning Wheel Sleuth.


Continuous Warp Woven Scarf

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Tried out my new scarf loom from Scotland. So much fun!!!

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WHW6Spinners, weavers & knitters are invited to gather at Palma Sola Presbyerterian Church Saturday, August 4 from 10 to 1:00 for a “sit and knit” session. (ongoing, First Saturday of each month). Anyone with a portable craft project is welcome; spin, knit, sew… NO CHARGE (no collection will be taken). The church is located at 6510 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL · (941) 792-3141 Enter off 2nd Ave. West (blue awning).


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