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FatCatKnits Events Updates

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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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