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Jennifer Beamer
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Gotland wool makes great yarn...if you listen to it. It reminds me of Icelandic wool, in that they both seem to do well in low-twist form. :)

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I decided to pick up some Gotland when I was purchasing new wools to review, and I'm glad I did: I tried something new, and found out about a cool characteristic low-twist Gotland yarn will have. :)

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Revisiting Gotland Wool: What is it Saying?
I talked about Gotland wool earlier this year , and I even talked about it on Fiber Talk: Now that I've worked with more of it, I'd like to add a few things. First, I know that with many breeds, there will be a variety of qualities and characteristics the i...

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What Can Corriedale Do For Me?
Corriedale is a wonderful mid-grade wool that can do just about anything...that is, if you can find the right Corriedale. "Corriedale" is commonly found (cheaply) at yarn stores and is absolutely fantastic for sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens...just about e...

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Review: Spin-Off Spring 2015
My blog always takes a dive during the summer months for some reason. Well, let's get back on track, shall we? :) This particular issue of Spin-Off celebrates the 'stache. Oops, not that one. Stash. Right, that overflowing bin of fibers and colors and so mu...

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Look, Facebook, We Need to Talk
You know that I've been with you since 2005, when you were a way to connect with students at a variety American universities. I was there during all of the transitions, big and small. I watched you grow. I watched you expand and begin including non-universi...

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What's your go-to book for fiber references? I really like the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, but what do you have on your bookshelf within close reach?

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I really like having the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook on hand while I decide which wool to try out next. What book(s) do you guys like to have on hand? Or do you like any?

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There are always a few books you want to keep on your shelf as a spinner/knitter, and the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook is a great one to have on hand, I think. Has anyone else read it?

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Book Review: The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
There are a few things that every spinner should have on his or her book shelf. A book of spun samples. How to spin various kinds of yarns. And a book like this which introduces you to the wide world of fibers. The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook primarily deal...
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