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About yarnsnthreads

Melanie is a fiber artist by profession, a person of faith by choice, she is always looking for something new to learn so she reads and reads. As a fiber artist she has had more than 20 years experience as a Hands on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, and spinning, and weaving. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, as well as in 4 H programs around the Treasure Valley and Idaho. She also spent several years as a pattern tester for numerous yarn and design companies. She is also the lead designer for Yarns N Threads Fiber Mill and Craftown.com. With all her fiber arts you would think that she would have no more room in her life for other interests and things to learn, this blog is about all parts of Melanie’s life. You will never know what might be on her mind so come back often and see what she is up to now.

Easter Rowan

As you may remember this is my year of Rowan, where I am primarily knitting with Rowan yarns or Rowan patterns.  When I came across this pattern a few months back I knew I wanted to make it, but of … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring!

I know in many parts of the US there are people wondering when spring will arrive. In a good news band news kind of way in Idaho we had spring in January. This really has been a crazy winter, here … Continue reading

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Sun Flowers for a Sunny day OK in hopes of a sunny day

  I love living in Idaho. I have been here since the mid 80’s and there are parts I love and then there are some not so much. I really don’t enjoy  the foggy days we get in the winter, … Continue reading

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Punch Needle Embroidery -how to get started

  I have always enjoyed the look of vintage embroidery and I have a rather large collection of iron on transfers that date back to the 40’s however I have a big problem. I have an allergy to steel needles. … Continue reading

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I love – hate patterns (project) of the month

      Are you like me? You come across some neat craft project that is a make a part each month for a few months or even for a whole year, and are like me, you just have to sign up … Continue reading

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Fine Art is fine sock yarn

    I have a bit of a confession to make……   I love socks! For as long as I can remember I have loved socks, the crazier the better. As a matter of fact I usually wear socks and … Continue reading

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Rowan and Crochet?

  When you think about working with Rowan your first thought might be as mine was. What are we going to knit today?  Well today I am going to talk about my new favorite yarn and crochet?   This past … Continue reading

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