Wed, 16 February 2011
Media Link: Spin, For The Win! (39:54)
There's a million crafters in Fiber City and we've all got a yarn to spin.
This episode of Fiber Beat is underwritten by Bobbin's Nest Studio, from Santa Clara, CA. Bobbin's Nest is a fabric and yarn store specializing in: knitting, sewing, crochet, and hand embroidery. If you're in town for Stitches West, come visit Bobbin's Nest for the Hazel Knits and Three Irish Girls Trunk Show. This event is Thursday, February 17, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. You can also visit the Bobbin's Nest crew at the Jordana Paige Booth on Saturday, February 19th.
Fiber Beat, Episode 16: "Spin, For The Win!" featuring Abby Franquemont, Denny McMillan & Jeremy Armstrong
In this episode, I spoke with an artist whose work on promoting RESPECT for the spindle, has been a life's journey for her and her family, Abby Franquemont. I sat down with Abby and her trusty sidekick, Denny McMillan, after a Sock Summit beginning spinning workshop. Next on the show, I chatted with one of the most innovative spindle makers creating right now, Jeremy Armstrong, known to his Etsy customers as Trindleman. Jeremy has updated the spindle design by creating a highly efficient, lightweight and collapsable tool that he has dubbed the Trindle. A picture of the Trindle appears in Abby's "Respect the Spindle" and he got early mentions in Spin-Off magazine & on the Yarn Harlot's blog. I spoke with Jeremy about his foray into spindle design and production.
The following people, places and things were mentioned:
Fiber Beat CONTEST for Episode No. 16
I have a signed copy of Abby's Respect the Spindle for one lucky listener. All you have to do to enter is tell us which of all your spindles, is one of your favorites. One of my favorite spindles is my Tracy Eichem Kokopeli themed top whorl spindle. I love the theme of the design but I also appreciate the superior craftsmanship that makes this spindle a LONG spinner. Now, it's your turn.
To enter the drawing, please leave your comment on fiberbeat.com or on the Fiber Beat Ravelry forum. One winner will be randomly selected from all the entries. DEADLINE FOR ENTERING IS March 7, 2011.
The winner of the Fiber Beat CONTEST for Episode No. 15 is Lisa. Her signed copy of Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts is on its way to her home. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Lisa.
I would like to thank sponsor Bobbin's Nest for their continued support and to thank you our awesome listeners for downloading and listening to our first TWENTY-THREE episodes (audio/video) of Fiber Beat! Finally, I'd like to extend a whirling dervish of thanks to Abby Franquemont, Denny McMillan & Jeremy Armstrong.
We used snippets of the songs below in this episode. If you like the music, please support the artists (links provided for your convenience):
My name is WonderMike and I'll see YOU on the Fiber Beat!!