lassie shawl berocco

Lassie Shawl

Designed by Stephanie Flynn-Sokolov Plaids and checks are popular again in day and evening wear for both men and women. Ranging from earthy hues to bold and bright, plaids and checks are mixed and matched with prints and solids. This asymmetrical plaid scarf woven in soft hues and luscious Berroco Briza yarn is generously sized […]

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How to Make a Freeform Friendship Bracelet

  Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving tokens of affection to loved ones. Nothing says “I really love you, friend” like a friendship bracelet. While growing up, all my friends had hand knotted bracelets made from embroidery floss. This take on the friendship bracelet uses the same concept here to creatively declare how most of […]

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Handcards

Spinning From Handcards

What you need: – Spinning fiber – roving or washed fleece – A spinning wheel with empty bobbin – Handcards We have amazing brains that often tell us what we can and can’t do. Sometimes the key to overcoming the “can’t do” little voice in our heads is just taking a different approach. If you […]

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Hemp Scrub

Hemp Scrub

I love visiting my mother, not only because she is such a great mom, but because she showcases my art in her home. Sitting down at her craft table, the place mat I made reminded me of my first rag rug class. While washing my hands, thoughts of drawing classes emerged with the framed pencil […]

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Red Valentine Heart

Red Valentine Heart

Sometimes I feel like life pulls me in many different directions and staying focused is a challenge. How good it feels when all the stars line up and I actually accomplish just what I wanted. This project has that feel. It is very loose, open and full of love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. […]

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Armband

Summer Cotton Spinning

Inspiration surfaces in so many ways. Sharing a room with over 280 people with a passion for fiber and weaving is bound to spark some new ideas. This May Colorado Weaver Day took place in Golden and featured a variety of speakers and topics. I brought my Schacht Sidekick spinning wheel hoping to get a […]

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Sparkly Sequins

Creating Sparkly Yarn with Sequins

 My inspiration this month comes from my visit with friend and fellow “Yearning to…” author Melissa Ludden Hankins. I was fortunate enough this summer to take a trip to Massachusetts to see my old friend. We walked together with our children from Melissa’s charming 1700’s home to the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. […]

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Constructing Yarn

Deconstruct and Reinvent

 It is time for spring cleaning: out with the old and in with the new. But wait, before you donate your used clothes, take a look at what might be deconstructed and reinvented. There’s great yarn in there! In the last “Yearning to …” article, Melissa demonstrated how to deconstruct your t-shirts and reinvent them […]

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Hand Spinning

Get Skinny over the Fold

With this installment of Yearning to Weave, we’re evolving our column to include spinning tips and hints. Much like Yearning to Weave, Yearning to Spin is designed to assist new spinners to develop their spinning technique. Stephanie Flynn Sokolov is an enthusiastic and creative spinner. We’re happy to have her contributing to our monthly Yearning […]

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