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FatCatKnits Fibers will be featured in the upcoming workshops offered by the talented, creative Alanna Wilcox:

TWIST! Fiber Festival, August 18th-20th, Saint-AndrĂ©-Avellin, Quebec 12+ ways to spin a painted top (Thursday) 6 hours
12+ ways to spin a painted top (Friday) 6 hours
Advanced Beginning Spinning (Saturday) 3 hours http://festivaltwist.org/en/workshops/

The Gathering put on by the Northeast Handspinners Association, Nov 4, 5, 6 24+ ways to spin a painted top (Thursday & Friday) How to spin for socks (Saturday) http://www.nehandspinners.org/the-gathering/

I've worked with Alanna for the past several years, and her workshops are always full and well received. She has a great eye for color, and will help you gain control over the color layout in your handspun yarn.

Batt/Top Combos

I am a terrible blog writer- posting so infrequently I would be surprised anyone would notice :) But anyway, I feel I have something to contribute, so here you go.I was asked by someone in my Ravelry group, "Why would anyone want to have a colorway half as combed top and half as a batt?"Spinning [...]

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Wet Felting (LOVE!!)

OK, here is what I did yesterday:I made a cloth using a small amount of some sort of wool top that was laying on my carding table for the base. This was a small amount, which I spread out quite thinly. I then pulled a bit out of a silk brick I have on hand, [...]

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Come and check out the FatCatKnits booth (B1-2) at the CNY Fiber Festival this weekend!June 13-14, 10-5GPS address: 6893 State Highway 20 in Bouckville 13310The booth will be loaded with lots of handpainted combed tops, featuring some familiar colorways and some new ones, on a variety of fiber bases. There will also be lots of handpainted yarns, [...]

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Silk Hankies can be fun!

I spun up one of my silk hankies, and it was a lovely project. Below you see the hankie, and the resulting yarn:                Just one oz/28 g, and I got 295 yds chain plied! It took about 5 evenings of spinning to spin the whole oz of [...]

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SALE Items added!!

Check out the OOAK single stranded knitted sock yarn blanks and OOAK silk hankies, all are 20% off. No discount code needed!

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Website Functionality Issue

Update, 12/10/2014- all better now!!12/08/14 Website Issue: the size option is misbehaving in ALL of the repeatable colorways. There is no size option presented, and all the fiber bases are showing at the same price. Please email me at FatCatKnits@gmail.com so I can process your order manually.

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Firewing Pullover Features FatCatKnits Fiber!

This lovely pattern by Lori Law, available through Ennea Collective, features two older club colorways, Country Roads-Sunny and Country Roads-Shady. You can get the pattern here, read about spinning the yarn here, and pick up just enough fiber to spin the yoke for your own sweater here.

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CLUB, and new colorways

-Last day to sign up for the fall club is 09/04!! Don't miss out- we have some custom fiber blends premiering, and have some gorgeous colorways planned. Sign up HERE.OCT- Falkland or Superwash MerinoNOV- 86/14 Swirl brown and ecru BFL/Linen (NEW!!) or Shetland Swirl (NEW!!)DEC- 72/14/14 Polwarth/Cult. Silk/Sparkle (NEW!!) or 80/20 Superwash BFL/Nylon~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We also have [...]

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Batts and Tops, Oh My!

Look at these great batts! Some are my usual not too chunky loaded batts, and some have the addition of sweet, soft, shiny, clean, curly kid mohair locks from Natalie at Namaste Farms.We also have some new one of a kind tops, like this one: Day's end 'Irony', 5 oz Polwarth topAnd, our final, and perhaps [...]

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