We'll add to this section as we go, but here are just a few of the many resources available to people engaged in the wonderful world of fiber arts - -
excerpt from their website: "Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums."
The Joy of Handspinning
excerpt from their website: "Here you will find all the information you need to teach yourself the art of handspinning yarn. Our web site includes several video demonstrations to assist you in learning various handspinning techniques, along with articles of helpful information. Like many art forms, handspinning is done in a variety of ways, which makes it so exciting. What you learn from our site is our approach and what we’ve learned along the way. It is so refreshing to see handspinning beginning to break away from tradition and move into a more contemporary direction. Therefore, we also include these contemporary approaches on the site."
Local (and local-ish) Knitting Groups:
3rd Monday night - 6:30 to 9:00pm (8pm in summer), Appleton Public Library (lower level meeting room), 225 N Oneida St, Appleton WI
NE WI Knitting Circle
Tuesday nights - 6:00 to 9:00pm, 1st & 3rd Tuesday at Copper Rock (Downtown), 210 W College Ave, Appleton WI
2nd & 4th Tuesday at Copper Rock (North), 1835 E Edgewood Dr, Appleton WI
5th Tuesday location TBD
Thursday afternoons - 1:00 to 3:00pm, All Seasons Coffeehouse, 1390 N Popp Lane, Appleton WI
The Click: Knitting Circle
1st Wednesday night - 6:00 to 8:00pm, Kaukauna Public Library (local history room), 111 Main Ave, Kaukauna WI
1st, 3rd, 5th Thursday night - 5:30 to 8:00pm, Kaukauna Coffee and Tea, 127 W Wisconsin Ave, Kaukauna WI
Y Knot Knit Guild
1st Monday night - 6:30 to 8:30pm, Neenah Public Library, 240 E Wisconsin Ave, Neenah WI
Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill
excerpt from their website: "We are an ethical and sustainable family sheep farm and woolen mill located just outside of Valders, Wisconsin (near Green Bay and Manitowoc). We have been producing quality coopworth wool products such as raw fleeces, rovings, yarns, quilt batts, sheep skins, and meat products such as leg of lamb, lamb chops, sausages, hot dogs, and patties for over 20 years. Meats are sold at our farm, local co-op stores, and served at fine restaurants. Contact us for information on our sheep and wool products."
**They also process fleeces and offer carding services!**