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Saturday, November 05, 2011

A Spinner's Journal

Wonder what I've been working on the past few months? Knitting? Spinning? Dyeing? Nope it's been a whole new experience for me, as creator and designer of the book, A Spinner's Journal.
I am a list maker, note taker at heart. For years I've kept spinning notes, in calendars, in notebooks, in fancy handmade paper books, and sadly just plain on bits of paper. I still look back on these notes now and then, and find that the information there, often scanty, is still helpful and enjoyable to read. I decided I needed a better way of archiving the process of turning that fiber into yarn, and beyond that, maybe other spinners would like to buy the same thing. The concept for the Spinner's Journal was born, tended, grew and finally is available for purchase. A peek inside: (the copyright part does not show in the actual book, I put that on here for the photo)
I've done a short promo podcast at Yarnspinnerstales that describes the book in more detail. There's a link right over there on the right side of this page that says A Spinner's Journal. Click on that and it will take you right to the page to buy it. Try it, I think you'll like it! I personally think it's fantastic :)


Jaxie985 said...

I love the journal, how thoughtful and nice of you to make it. I'll be getting one!

Lisa Cook said...

I've enjoyed your podcasts for the past few years - yours is unique among all others that I listen to. Although I use my digital devices for most everything, there is something about hand writing notes about my spinning, weaving, and dyeing that is very satisfying. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to support your podcast and receive such a beautiful and useful and unique tool in return.

Jiccho said...

I enjoy your podcast very much! I've just purchased the journal!

broga said...

I am just about to order my second journal and one for my friend too. The first one is bursting at the seams - it needs a BIG rubber band to keep it together or the fibre guts will spill out. I have loved filling the journal with my spinning. It's great to look back at. I kept a note of what the yarn became, the pattern I used and who the finishd object was gifted to.
I love looking back at my creativity. I showed the journal to a spinning retreat that I led at the weekend and a few of the spinners went on line and ordered them.
Many thanks for all the time and effort tht went into putting the journal together ♥