Wise Hearted Women Calendar

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JULY 2018 Calendar

 

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View of new community fiber studio as we fill the cubbies.

 

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Spin, Weave & Knit

Launching new Community Fiber Studio in Bradenton, Florida.

Photos as we fill the cubbies.

Red Llama

Raw Fleece

Wool from Ocala Florida Meat Sheep Alliance Sheep Dog Trials weekend.

Carded:

Drum Carded Wool

 

Wise Hearted Women *

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We’re getting together to launch a new fiber studio which has been created on our campus. It’s located in the former pre-school space; enter through the door with the blue awning. The area is being remodeled for the boy scouts and is in the process of being painted and updated but make your way to our spot (follow the signs). Bring any portable project to sew, weave, knit, mend, spin, bead, scrapbook, and/or make cards. Come when you want and leave when you’re ready. 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, (941) 792-3141 6510 3rd Ave. West, Bradenton FL 34209

 

Louet S40 Limited Edition Spinning Wheel for sale

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I am a Louet distributor. I purchased this wheel for myself, but never used it beyond setting it up to make sure everything was working when received. More photos of the wheel are HERE. I am offering the wheel FOR SALE on my Etsy site HERE.

Louet produced a limited supply of these wheels to commemorate their 40th anniversary. These wheels are the same design as the original wheel from 1974. Here is the original description for the wheel when it was first released:

For people who like to spin outside (on holidays, with friends or just out there) Louët has developed a spinning wheel that can easily be carried around. The small size (30x40x17 cm) and hat box design makes it very portable. This wheel has one ratio, that is 1:3.6 just like the original wheel. It is a right foot, single treadle wheel with Scotch tension flyer. It has a delta orifice, but the yarn paces through a hole in the flyer so very bulky yarns are not able to be spun on this wheel. The wheel comes with three bobbins and a built-in lazy kate.

Each of these limited edition wheels is signed by Jan Louet and numbered. Only 125 were produced for the 40th anniversary edition.

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Florida State Fair 2018

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Entered the Florida State Fair for the first time. The blue knit shawl won first place for hand spun yarn, the pastel plaid with fringe won second place and a skein of natural 2 ply won an honorable mention. Pleased with the outcome.

 

Noro Rainbow Roll 100% wool pencil roving for sale

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I am introducing NORO 100% wool pencil roving for sale on my Etsy site. (Go directly by clicking on the button to the right with the Rainbow Roll.)

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These three shawls were made from yarn spun from NORO pencil roving.

The knitted shawl in the photo in Navy, Sky Blue & Purple was knit from 2 ply worsted weight yarn (color-way 1009).

The Orange, Yellow & Purple continuous strand woven shawl created on a 7′ tri-loom with crocheted edge was woven from colorway 1022.

The pale naturals plaid (Brown, Moss & Naturals) continuous strand woven fringed shawl was created on a 7′ tri-loom was created from worsted weight 2 ply yarn (color-way 1016).

 

Florida Sheep, Wool & Herding Dog Festival

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Festival is coming February 2nd & 3rd (Friday & Saturday) 2018

I’ll be leading 2 workshops:           REGISTER HERE

10 AM – 12 PM “Wheel Selection, Mechanics, Repair” ($50) Friday OR Saturday
How to identify a good 2nd hand/vintage/antique wheel (and what to avoid), basic wheel mechanics, difference between direct drive, double drive or Irish tension, and demonstrations as to how to make minor repairs, e.g. replace leather bearings, shim the uprights, and how to make extra bobbins from hardware store washers and copper tubing as featured in Spin-Off Magazine.

Learn to Use a Lucet (2:15 PM – 3:00 PM) ($25) Friday OR Saturday
Learn to use this ancient Viking cording tool to make strong and very sturdy cords that you can use in so many ways. Use them to make drawstrings, lacings, buttons and embellishments for your knit and crochet projects. Also make jewelry, designer shoelaces, home improvement hacks and more with these strong cords. The cost of your own lucet is included in the workshop fee. Class is limited to 10.

Registration for the Lucet class isn’t up on the website yet, but I will be leading the class.

Plus, I will be bringing as many wheels from my unique collection as I can fit in the 4-runner.

Lots of food, fun and demonstrations.

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Happy New Year 2018

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