Flattening the Curve: The Realities of Spinning Yarn (part 2)

Last week we began this three part series on the realities of spinning yarn. In that post we started off by defining terms: TPI, WPI, and YPP. By the end we had highlighted four realities that any mill is faced with when deciding what yarns they are going to make and how that relates to … Continue reading Flattening the Curve: The Realities of Spinning Yarn (part 2)

The Realities of Spinning Yarn

When you’re in the business of fiber processing, there are four realities of spinning yarn that directly impact your bottom line. They will have influence over your workshop every day. These realities have a direct connection to the amount of production and therefore profit that you’re company will be able to realize. And most importantly, … Continue reading The Realities of Spinning Yarn

A call to engage the Husbandry of God…

There is a great tug of war going on between the industry of man vs. the husbandry of God. In a recent post, called scarcity vs. flourishing, I referred to it as “industrial vs out-of-the-dust-real”. This narrative is imperative to understand if we want to have a proper relationship between God, creation, and man. Engaging … Continue reading A call to engage the Husbandry of God…

Adjusting that nose wing on the face of your business…

If you visited with us at our booth during the Natural Fiber Extravaganza this past weekend in Lebanon, TN you probably recognized the quality of the brand identity that represents our company. The majority of this was designed by Lauren Blackwell. After interviewing several aspiring creatives, we selected Lauren to work with us in developing … Continue reading Adjusting that nose wing on the face of your business…

Who are we?

Part 2 of 4: Come & See Tour Analysis – Wrapping my head around the “creativity quotient” of our industry On a scale of 1 to 10, how creative are you? Your answer to that question is directly linked to the perception of your identity. Most of us have or will struggle with identity issues … Continue reading Who are we?

Developing A Visual Notebook…

Maybe you don’t see yourself as much of a craftsman, or even an apprentice. We all have to start somewhere. What is the goal that you have in mind? Part of this blog is “card catalog” of sorts for videos curated from YouTube that are worth checking out as part of a visual notebook. Bill … Continue reading Developing A Visual Notebook…

Meet Norrøna – Their Craftsmanship Story – YouTube

“Since 1929, Norrøna has been a family business making outdoor products with the highest possible quality. But what does this actually mean? Ambassador Nikolai Schirmer wanted to find out. Tag along as he explores the story of our craftsmanship and how we produce sustainable outdoor gear – loaded with minimalism.” [from Norrøna’s YouTube Channel] Pay … Continue reading Meet Norrøna – Their Craftsmanship Story – YouTube