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New Classes at Clark College

Anne will be teaching an intro to hand spinning ‘Straw into Gold’ class at Clark College on April 18th, and in May she will be teaching a 2 session ‘Introduction to weaving’ class there as well.

For more info, check out their website HEREloomanne2015

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For my Spinning class students:

grouchospin_medium2Many thanks to all of you who for attending last nights’ spinning class at Clark College, it was indeed a pleasure to meet each of you and I was so pleased to share this ancient craft with you for the evening. Here are some links you may find interesting if you decide to add to your knowledge in this fun and fascinating pursuit-

For books, magazines and instructional dvds:

http://www.interweavestore.com/spinning

(If you pay them a visit, be sure to check out the entire site as they cover many wonderful topics)

For wool, spinning wheels and other accessories, try:

http://schachtspindle.com/

or:

http://www.woolery.com/store/pc/home.asp

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Living Traditions 2015:

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Anne will once again be making her annual appearance at Salt Lake City’s wonderful LIVING TRADITIONS FESTIVAL 2015 on Sunday, May 17th to demonstrate Scottish Tartan weaving and offer her wares. New this year, she will be participating in a “Meet the Artists” Q & A panel at 2:00 P.M. This is a great family friendly event and it’s free so c’mon out if you are in the downtown SLC area on Sunday!

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Clark County Open Studios Tour

Save the date for Clark County’s 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour!

50 artists throughout the county will open their studios to the public Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, from 10am to 5pm. Open Studios is a free self-guided tour where local artists share how, why and where their art is created. This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and artisans, get inspired and shop local.

It’ so exciting to be included this year, and though we admit this old milking barn is still under-going it’s transition to a weaving studio, there will be a warm fire crackling in the wood stove, artisanal teas, hot cider and great live music for all comers.  Join us in Hockinson!

Get all the details to take the tour and check out this year’s artists at:

http://ccopenstudios.org

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Columbia River Inspired Shawl

Columbia River Inspired Shawl

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“Meet The Artist” Workshop at Living Traditions 2015:

Anne will be participating in a 45 minute Q & A session at the Salt Lake City Living Traditions Festival on Sunday, May 17th as described below:

Sunday, 2:00

 European Artistry Nurtured in Utah

With family roots in Europe, these local artists pursue art forms that were not only part of their youth but also represent significant aspects of their cultural inheritance. They continue to create this traditional artistry both as a statement of who they are and where they came from and as an expression of personal creativity.

 

Anne Carroll Gilmour – Scotttish Tartan Weaving

Ingrid Hersman – European Decorated Eggs

Hella Pope – European Decorative Painting

 

ADRIENNE DECKER, moderator

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Lambs have arrived!

We are happy to announce the arrival of 3 delightful lambs to our flock of Jacob sheep!

Welcome Carmen’s ewe lamb twins Cosmo (left) and Starflake, born 3/12/15:

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And Megan’s little ram lamb ‘Lucky’, born Friday, March 13th:

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What’s up at the Hockinson Studio . . .

socks & sheep 012We have added 3 new Jacob Ewes to our little family at the farm! We are so excited to welcome Megan, Carmen and Niambh to start our flock of registered Jacob sheep, a rare heritage breed that we are only too happy to perpetuate. We are hoping for new lambs this Spring and a great source of beautiful multi-hued wool very close at hand (these sheep live right next to Anne’s new weaving studio, in fact!)meganhead This is our lamb Niambh (pronounced sort of like ‘Nee-ahhv’) -upclose & personal. This photo is courtesy of her breeder Dawn Stuart of Bear Creek Farm in Bend, Oregon: http://www.bearcreekfarm.org/jacob-sheep.php

 

We are also busy setting up the 16-shaft AVL in its new home here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. After the long journey from Utah we are anxious to start weaving again!

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Hello France!

Here is a link to Anne’s first ever French language interview, recently featured on the French knitting site PlaneteLaine by MadLaine Yarns. They have also made available a new French translation of Anne’s very popular Gaia Shoulder Hug pattern, which is free to download and can be linked from our ravelry store in English, Swedish and now in French!

We are so excited to be able to add French knitters to our world of Fiber friends!

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