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Handmade Portraits: Susan Gibbs, Yarn Harvester

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Uploaded on Jul 10, 2008

Read the full article on Etsy's blog. http://www.etsy.com/storque/article/2...

This video was featured on YouTube!

After quitting her day job in Los Angeles and moving to Martha's Vineyard, a quiet island off the Massachusetts coast, Susan Gibbs aka MVKnits had a great idea. She started Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm and figured out how to make a living making yarn. Why not use the local food movement's model of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and apply it to a yarn harvest? Shareholders pay for a share in the yarn harvest as a way to support a local farm (or in this case, a local farm supported through the internet) and in return they get weekly updates, photos from the farm, an invitation to the shearing and ultimately a share of the yarn.
Etsian Tara Young aka weirdwolf headed to Martha's Vineyard to visit Susan Gibbs and her fiber farm. Music by Barry London and Charlie Parr.

Check out the Handmade Portrait video playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...

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