Stuff is getting real, y'all! I am so very excited by this project and it's taken more time to coalesce than it did for me to make a tiny human! UK friends please share the word! Here's the official press release... US Knit/Crochet Designer Mary Beth Temple Pairs with UK’s Hochanda TV 9/20/17 Wilmington, NC… Continue reading H4L Takes over the UK 🙂
I am SO very delighted to have been asked back to teach there for 2018 - it is one of my absolute favorite venues, both for teaching and for hanging out and shopping. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available - I will for sure let you all know when class registration is… Continue reading DFW FiberFest 2018!
It's been a long time getting it all together but I am delighted to FINALLY announce that I will be teaching for the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN April 21 - 23 2017. I am very excited to be doing this - it's new for me, and having this many workshops is a new… Continue reading Country Living Here I Come!
I just couldn't bring myself to sign the Interweave YarnFest contract for 2017. Kudos to Interweave General Manager John Bolton for negotiating in good faith, and for keeping his word by including everything in the new contract that he said he would. I agonized over this decision, wondering if I owed anyone (Interweave, the Internet,… Continue reading And, in the end…
An Open Letter from InterweaveHere is the official response from John Bolton, returning General Manager of Interweave: "We apologize for the communication around Yarn Fest. We are listening. We have made several mistakes during this process and we want to do our best to make it right. Effective immediately, we are offering all instructors a… Continue reading YarnFest 2017 – an update
So the #FairFiberWage train chugs along. By and large I think it's generating some valuable discussions and I am glad it's happening. I was waiting for the "who do you think you are, you deserve nothing, quit whining, not everyone gets to do what they love to do" charges to begin because that seems to… Continue reading No Apologies
The version of this post that I have been writing in my head is longer than some books I've written so I will try to be concise. I will start with the caveat that I am only speaking on my own behalf here. I have spoken to several other teachers who were affected by this… Continue reading The great teaching kerfuffle
Back in January I lost my mind and attended both the TNNA show (the trade show for yarn, needlepoint and cross stitch, and related products) and CHA (the trade show for all things crafty and big box yarns) in California on the same weekend. Fueled almost exclusively by In and Out burgers and adrenaline I… Continue reading Paint Your Crochet? Why not!
I am trying to get into the habit of blogging on a particular day, and not just whenever I feel like it. Because while I often feel like it, my brain usually convinces me that other things are more important and then the blogging never happens. So I am starting a program of Thursdays are… Continue reading Thursday Tips
I have migrated the website and blog yet again. The previous server was simply too damned expensive for the value it provided, so here we are elsewhere, again! While I am still all about the yarn and related crafts, I have also been expanding my publishing horizons into sewing and general craft - in fact… Continue reading Hey, is this thing on?