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Some Links to Inspire • Learn • Share

Virtual Travel and Learning

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the wool fibers you knit, crochet or weave with we found a link that you can explore. The Fundamental Wool Appreciation Course is free and is a great place to learn about where wool fibers and fabrics come from.  It is brought to you by the Woolmark Learning Centre. 

https://www.woolmarklearningcentre.com/program-library/fundamentals-program/wool-appreciation-course/

Southwest Fiber Alliance 
The Southwest Fiber Alliance supports local economies in Southwest Colorado and surrounding areas by bringing together farmers and fiber arts enthusiasts to share knowledge, resources, and heritage. https://thesouthwestfiberalliance.com

The National Needlearts Association
(TNNA) has many useful blogs and webinars:  https://www.tnna.org/resources/tnna-webinars

The American Crafts Council (ACC) is a non-profit that preserves, cultivates and celebrates craft.   Their website is a useful reference for finding museums, workshops, and organizations dedicated to craft.  https://craftcouncil.org/resources

The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) represents leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazine and book publishers and consultants in the yarn industry.  They sponsor promotional and educational programs, and worked with others in the industry to set up a series of guidelines and symbols that brought uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling, patterns and yarn labels.    https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/

American Tapestry Alliance

A non-profit organization supporting the fine arts medium of contemporary handwoven tapestry. An amazing library and resource for inspiration and design ideas.

Explanation of the commonly used yarn and weight system is available at:  https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system

Events, Conferences and Festivals

Intermountain Weavers Conference http://www.intermountainweavers.org

Handweaver’s Guild of America (Convergence)  https://weavespindye.org/  

Salida Fiber Festival: https://www.salidafiberfestival.com

Flag Wool and Fiber Festival: http://www.flagwool.com

Estes Park Wool Market: https://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/wool-market.html

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Ravelry

Ravelry is a bit like visiting your favorite LYS and looking at all the varied patterns to collect in your personal online library

Stafford Textiles

Jane Stafford Textiles

Take a peek at Jane's online inspiration and instructional videos

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Kaffe Fassett on Color

Known for his amazing use of color in knitting, fabric design, quilting, Kaffe speaks of how he sees color in textiles.

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