Weaving Report on Crazy Legs Romney…a very sweet and versatile fiber!

                Weaving for Norma Johnson-Glacy and Crazy Legs Romney Farm this last summer gave me a chance to make an extensive exploration Romney wool.  Norma’s main market is the Fort Edwards Farmer’s Market, a Thursday afternoon summer market located in the old Canal Street Building, Fort Edward, NY.    https://www.canalstreetmarketplace.org     She wanted a variety of items, […]

Studio Yarn Project: Alpaca for Softness: Creating the Perfect Blend

Designing my fabric meant I was looking for a combination of factors, including abrasion resistance and sewability with a blend of crispness and softness. Shannon’s Blue Pepper Farm East Friesian Sheep had provided a gorgeous and strong base for my yarn but the breed micron count (35-37 microns) is a little coarse. Her original yarn, […]

There will be a NYS Sheep & Wool Festival

Gail talks with some of the people that are working to make the 2020 New York State Sheep and Wool Festival a virtual reality. To keep informed about the festival: www.DCSWGA.org www.sheepandwool.com On Facebook:  NYS Sheep & Wool Festival – Official

Catching Up with Cece, Lilly & Kathy

Recorded the week of April 20,2020, Gail talks with Cecelia Tkaczyk of Cece’s Wool, Lily Marsh of Lilly Marsh Studio and Kathy Fogarty of Midnight Mercantile about their lives while isolating during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Website/contact info for the guests www.Ceceswool.com www.lillymarshstuios.comYou can also follow Lilly on the HVTextileProject Blog www.midnightmercantile.com

Update on all things wooly at Blue Pepper Farm

One of the things I like best about the Hudson Valley Textile Project is the true community nature of it. And catching up with your neighbors is always rewarding. Writing about our earliest collaboration on the Studio Yarn Project of 2017 made me pick up the phone and check out what she’s up to this winter. Winter […]