Author Archives: The Blissful Bear

About The Blissful Bear

An emerging cottontail cottage farm Fiber, spinning, Angora rabbits, crochet & weaving fun!

Manteca Handcrafter’s Boutique

Come join me on Saturday, March 17th from 10am until 4pm in Manteca for an crafters Boutique! I haven’t been to this particular one before and was thrilled to be accepted! Over 70 vendors and every single one selling hand … Continue reading

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March – the Month to Create!

With all of the creative arts there is always something new to learn. Every fiber or yarn convention I make sure to sign up for at least one class. Although not all of them have been home runs, I learn … Continue reading

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Matchless Spinning Wheel?

I admit it, ever once-in-a-while I get wheel envy. I have (this is the part where I purposefully mumble) five wheels. Okay, perhaps technically it’s a herd. But I need all of them..okay nevermind no one will believe that argument. … Continue reading

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Countdown to Stitches West!

Knitting universe’s Stitches West starts in only a few days in Santa Clara. Although usually I head to a fiber event with a list of specific things to look for, this time I’m rather “winging” it. Usually I tend to … Continue reading

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Fun with Amigurumi

Moving from winter to spring, the time for winter crochet is transitioning to spring crochet fun. So… Amigurumi time! There is so much to choose from in the adorable world of crochet Amigurumi. About a year ago I made a … Continue reading

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Moving from the Louet Victoria to the Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel

For me spinning isn’t always an at-home activity; between fiber festivals, workshops, spin-in’s, and demo’s, it’s also a mobile event. My first try at a mobile wheel was the Louet Victoria. It’s hard to beat her for mobility. She folds … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Gathering

Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon was just a few weeks ago. I have to say, it was worth every penny and every bit of time. Not only was the fiber festival great, the scenery in Western Oregon can’t be … Continue reading

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Spinning at the Winery

What is more fun than getting together and spinning fiber into yarn…getting together and spinning fiber into yarn at a winery of course! If you are anywhere near Livermore, you’ll definitely want to stop by Retzlaff Vineyards on Saturday, June … Continue reading

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Certified Wool Classer! 

With the number of fleeces that I look at during fiber festivals and more, and my limited experience in skirting at Meridianjacobs farm, I decided I REALLY wanted to understand what I’m looking at and looking for. Then of course … Continue reading

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Dublin Craft Fair

The Dublin craft fair was this weekend and what fun! It was geared towards kids and they had a wonderful time learning to spin…although some of the younger ones just had fun making the spinning wheel go around. I managed … Continue reading

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