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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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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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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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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

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

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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