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September 5, 2019
I Came, I Taught, I Had So Much Fun! from Eric the Quilter

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I had so much fun teaching at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota! In fact, this picture is from one of the students in the class. She took the scrap yarn I had from work and turned it into this beautiful yarn! This was from a student named Angela, and she really ran with the idea of working with the scraps to make some gorgeous new yarn! Reclaiming factory waste wasn’t the only class I taught! There was making a scarf from scrap fabric as well! I had so much fun; I can’t wait to come back next year ...

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July 15, 2019
I’m Teaching In 2 Weeks! from Eric the Quilter

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I have two classes I’m teaching at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota in 2 weeks! I couldn’t be more excited!

One class is on how to make this lovely scarf, pictured above, and the other is how to spin fiber from reclaimed factory waste. I’m so excited! Everyone knows how much I love Minnesota, and it has been so long since I’ve taught an actual class. I’m a little nervous! I guess the hardest part will be making sure I pack everything! Wish me luck!

Follow the jump for more pictures of the scarves and ...

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April 2, 2019
Carding Out Some Rolags from Eric the Quilter

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In preparation for My Talk at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota, with Sara Okern of Andas Mer, I’ve been pounding the reclaimed fiber!!! The particular rolags in the picture above are 70% Reclaimed Factory Waste Acrylic, 10% reclaimed silk, and 20% merino wool. I’ve been experimenting with blends quite a bit! I’m also getting much better at making rolags! You should have seen some of the first ones I made… not great, but they spun up just fine!

Between packing for my trip, and getting all my ducks in a row, I haven’t posted much lately ...

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February 12, 2019
From Yarn Scraps to Fabulous! from Eric the Quilter

 

Reclaiming factory waste has become a new passion of mine. I recently bought myself a Brother Drum Carder and an Electric Eel Wheel for Christmas / Hanukkah. I love both of them! How I lived without them for all these years I’ll never know…

As many of you know, I work at a knitwear production facility, and we have so many scraps. I can’t stand to constantly throw them out, so I started reclaiming them. I’ve been using the drum carder, adding some other fiber, and spinning them into some amazing looking yarn. This purple, black, and yellow ...

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The Scarf Is Lava from Eric the Quilter

 

We all played that game at some point or another, where you pretend the floor is lava… Well, I captured that essence in this lovely scarf woven completely from reclaimed factory scraps. I rejected hats from work for the warp and the weft. It turned out even more lovely than I had imagined, and let me tell you what, it is so warm!!!!

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October 20, 2018
10 years from The Quilt Rat

Yes, it was 10 years ago today that I began this blog. I had no idea what I would be posting when I started, what I did know was that at the time I was finding that there were many generous people who were happily sharing ideas and inspiring others through blogs and I wanted to become a part of that.
For a great many of those years I posted on a regular basis ( usually at least once a week) but lately I seem to have drifted away from here and have not posted with much frequency. Perhaps I will ...

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July 20, 2018
Baby Blanket Top Done from Eric the Quilter

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Ta-da!!!! The first part is finished!!! Now just to add the back! The back is going to be all shades of blue! I even started embroidering it already!!! Now just to find the time to finish it. The county fair is fast approaching! Wish me luck!

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