WWW #FairFiberWage, Clever Patterns, FO Photos, Trailing of the Sheep

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.

 

game-knitting
Lee Meredith’s Game Knitting!

 

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.

 

Trailing of the Sheep
Trailing of the Sheep

 

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!

 

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

One thought on “WWW #FairFiberWage, Clever Patterns, FO Photos, Trailing of the Sheep

  1. Heidi

    Thank you for continuing to promote fair wages for intellectual property. Your conversations about paying for patterns have changed my own behavior. I hope this conversation helps others to value instructors, too.

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