I am an actively Christian business owner. My family's mission is to "feed the hungry children". We donate 10% of all sales currently to our local food bank through our church with hopes as the business grows so will our ability to expand our outreach.
I’m learning how to call in a bull elk using The Sweet Talker. Mark is a very patient teacher as I play around with the sounds that come out of this call. The Sweet Talker is a closed reed, bite and blow cow elk call that produces the high-pitched calls of a cow elk in estrous. Perfect for your next elk hunt. Mark has also made some really beautiful one of a kind calls out of a dyed stabilized piece of birch. These new calls sound great and are BEAUTIFUL! but there are only three available from this piece of wood.
Come along as Mark tries to teach me how to call squirrels with our squirrel calls. We used “The Shaker” and “The Barker”. I have been playing with the calls and making them make noise but I’ve never really tried to truely use them in the way they are intended to be used. We’ve had a lot of comments about how to use the calls so we thought we’d show you.
Come along with the Valley Spinners as we check out Pura Vida and the colors of Costa Rica from thespinningbox.com. Next month is Holi – Festival of Color. If you would like your own spinning box go to thespinningbox.com to get yours!
Come on a journey “Around the World” with the October Spinning Box from thespinningbox.com. Amazing fibers from some of the best fiber artist’s around! Try a sampling of various fiber preparations as well as a fiber study sample of Lincoln Longwool.
My wonderful spinning group “Spinning in the Shenandoah Valley Virginia” graciously agreed to help design their dream spinning fiber. Each one had an idea of the colors and blend that they wanted to create and we had a blast looking at fiber and imagining what the final product would look like. I so look forward to designing more roving with these wonderful spinners.
I loved their inspiration. Carlene, Day Dream, had a vision of the sky and clouds moving; Kay, Jungle Frog had a picture and created her fiber using those colors; Linda, Damselfly, had a picture in her head too and then found the Damselfly that was the perfect name for her fiber and Nancy , Apple Blossom, had a vision in her head of the colors of the apple trees in the area when they bud out in the spring.
I too have been designing fiber for projects and am excited to be offering these in our shop. Most of my creations have been created for the The Spinning Box, a monthly box of fiber put together by Mary Egbert. You can get yours at
I want to be able to create “Unique” and one of a kind projects and this is really a fun way to experiment with colors and textures, fibers and blends, and different spinning methods to get the perfect yarn for a project. Au Natural was designed to get my feet wet in spinning flax. The roving is Black Welsh, Natural Flax and Tussah Silk. The roving is a gray/black and the yarn translates to a brown/black/gray which would make a gorgeous sweater. The flax will offer some structure, the wool a little spring and the silk some softness.
All of the Designer Roving will be available in our shop and larger quantities can be special ordered.