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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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Come & see us at the Sagebrush Folk and Fiber Arts Festival!

This Just in:

Anne will be a participating vendor in the Uinta County Library annual fund raiser, the

Sagebrush Fiber and Folk Festival

Taking place in Evanston, Wyoming at the Beautiful Railroad Roundhouse complex on October 4th, 2014. Rumour has it that her very talented husband may be performing some music there as well so if you are in the area please drop by to support a great cause and have a great time doing it! Please click on the live-link above for further information.

Ridge Gilmour, Singer/Songwriter

Ridge Gilmour, Singer/Songwriter

Many of Anne's patterns will be available at the booth

Many of Anne’s patterns will be available at the booth

Sundance Harvest Festival!

Anne will once again be demonstrating weaving and spinning as well as selling her wares at the up-coming Sundance Harvest Festival, amidst the Autumn slendor in beautiful Provo Canyon. The event takes place on Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. Be sure to drop by and say hello if you are in the area! Click on the link below for more information:

Sundance Harvest Festival 2014

The event and artist’s market is free and open to the public, although a lift ride to view the Fall foliage and some of the other optional activites may include a minimal cost.

Pattern of the Month: The Enchanting & Magical Witch Hat Pattern Hand Knit & fulled Witch Hats for all the charmers in your coven! This pattern is available in our ravelry store

Stop by and try on a hand-knit one-of-a-kind witch hat, enjoy great food and music and take in the gorgeous Sundance scenery!

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An Interview, and Hello Germany!

 

Anne was recently featured on knittingrobin’s website in an interview (click on the link below). Many thanks to the incredible and talented Robin Hunter and her wonderful and informative knitting blog, such an honour!

KnittingRobin Interview with Anne

In other news: This design, the Tai Huri-Huri Hat & Mitts set, has recently been translated For knitters in Germany and was chosen as the cover image for the German language version of the Knitting Hats & Mittens from Around the World book from Voyageur Press (featuring 10 of Anne’s designs) Very  thrilling to be reaching out to that part of the EU, there are so many excellent German knitters, and in this season of FIFA World Cup Fever -Great football (aka soccer) players too!

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Click here for more info on this book

Living Traditions Festival 2014!

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Shown on the loom- Salt Lake City Arts Council Living Traditions Festival Sett and sitting atop- (L to R): Freemason’s Universal Tartan, Holt Family Sett, Isle of Mann National Tartan, Hallowe’en Plaid Sett and another SLC Arts Council completed towel)

Anne will once again be demonstrating Scottish Tartan weaving, hand spinning and selling her wares at the Utah Living Traditions Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday, May 18th from 12 Noon to 7 pm. Stop by and say hello and enjoy music, food crafts and activities representing Utah’s diverse cultural communities from the world over. Click on the above link for more info, hope to see you there!

A new vest design and feature article, Anne’s pattern of the month!

Anne’s ‘Tree of Life’ Aran Vest Design is featured on the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of knitting traditions, accompaning her lead article on the history of knitting in the Aran Islands. This Interweave Press publication is jam-packed with other incredible projects and informative articles, click on the link below for ordering information:

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Fort Vancouver Knitter’s Guild Presentation:

 

Anne will be giving a 45 minute presentation on ‘The Creative Process for Knitters’ at the Fort Vancouver Knitters Guild meeting this wednesday.  More info below:group1

Fort Vancouver Knitters guild meeting
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Designer Anne Carroll Gilmour is
presenting ‘The Creative Process For Knitters’

Meetings are held at the Genealogy Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver,
WA.

( two blocks South of Mill Plain on Grand Blvd. ) See you there!

topbestFrom 'Knitiing Mittens & Hats from Around the World' - Voyageur Press, 2012