There was been a lot of talk all over social media about #FairFiberWage for the past week. It’s a discussion about what is fair to pay fiber arts teachers, particularly at large shows. It was kicked off by an article written by Abby Franquemont. It was quickly followed by blog posts by Mary Beth Temple and Miriam Felton. Then we heard from the people who hire teachers, Jacey Boggs disclosed what it costs to run the PLY AWAY retreat and Beth Smith talked about hiring teachers for her small shop. Yesterday Abby Glassenburg of Craft Industry Alliance posted an article about the changes in the contract for teachers at Yarn Fest. This is an important discussion, how do we keep having shows with excellent teachers and vendors where everyone makes a fair amount of money? There is even more discussion if you follow the hashtag #FairFiberWage on Twitter, Ravelry and Facebook.
Thinkstuff chose 18 Impossibly Clever Knitting and Crochet Patterns, including longtime Knitty designer Lee Meredith’s Game Knitting.
Want to up your FO photo game? Karen Templar of Fringe Association has an excellent post on taking better knitting photos.
Will you be near Idaho on October 5-9? It’s the 20th anniversary of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival , a huge celebration of Idaho’s sheep ranching families. Please note, there is a sheep parade!