Monthly Archives: July 2013

Black Sheep Gathering, Part 3: Things

One of the joys of going to the fiber art shows is seeing the fiber-craft related projects made by people who are either also fiber artists or, so it seems, people whose significant others are fiber artists. Ken and Carol … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Gathering, Part 2: Observations

For the two days I wandered the Black Sheep Gathering last month, I was in a sea of colors. Here is one of several shots I took of the display of Kristy Kun’s Opulent Fibers.  She told me she works … Continue reading

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Zippers, Lubricants & History

My curiosity about the origin of zippers was triggered when a friend found this in the back of a long-ignored drawer in a 100 year old house.  It looks and feels like a crayon; it’s not a crayon.  It’s a zipper lubricant called … Continue reading

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U.S. Independence Day (July 4)

On U.S. Independence Day (July 4), while attending barbeques or viewing fireworks, it is not uncommon to hear bands playing and children singing “Yankee Doodle:” Yankee Doodle went to town, Riding on a pony; He stuck a feather in his … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Gathering, Part 1: The Fun Begins

I recently attended the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon (July 21-23). For those who have never attended these sorts of gatherings (I used to refer to them as “fiber festivals” until my daughter told me it sounded as though … Continue reading

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