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    Deb Robson

    1. Name:
    Deb Robson

    (NOTE: I stick to guidelines = character counts, and then I cheat {grin}.)

    2. What I Do (150 characters – 149):
    Study, write, and teach workshops on fibers, especially wool, especially for handspinners. I blend technical approaches with creativity and research.

    3. Kind of eCourse I’m excited to make (150 characters – 147):
    I want to make a course that deals with extremely tactile and variable materials despite the lack of hands-on connections. I want to widen visions.

    4. What I am looking for in an Adventure Buddy (150 characters – 146):
    I hate “accountability”—-too much like QuickBooks. I work alone a lot, and frequently help others. Looking for tea, reflection, a fellow traveler.

    5. If you really knew me, you’d know that (150 characters – 147):
    I’m better at distance than sprints. I prefer Skype, and on the phone I need to pace. I’m an introvert who can fake being an extrovert. Sometimes.

    Supplementary 5 (987 characters):

    I have an MFA (fiction) and belong to the American Society of Journalists and Authors. I love doing research and coming out the other side with ideas that are understandable by others. I’ve been an editor (strict word/character counts!), book designer, and publisher (still am, in small ways). For the past 28 years, I’ve been the single parent of a very bright person who at 34 is still not able to live elsewhere or be financially independent through work; the core issue involves neurological issues that do not respond to medication; we’ve just gone through another nine months with a doc who said it would take two weeks to get answers and we are nowhere new. I’m tired a lot. What keeps me going is, in part, engagement with the intellectual and practical puzzles of the fiber research and activity, as well as connecting with the wonderful people who read what I write and come to my workshops.

    Pep talks and false urgency? No thanks. Solid, organic, creative growth? Absolutely.


    Eunita L

    For the past 7 years I have worked in a local yarn shop. Oh my stars, your course is really needed out in the Fiber world. I adore locally created fiber art, but as a whole, the community is fragmented, and those who want to learn about it, and learn how to do it (or anything with raw fibers, silks to or roving) are often at a loss where to turn for expertise! I am excited for what you are creating with your course.

    As we travel up the Course Mountain, I’d be glad to share a cuppa on a Skype conversation. I’m not sure I’m an ideal fit for a Buddy, but would be glad to check in with a fellow fiber + tea enthusiast for reflection.

    All my best — Bee


    Deb Robson

    Bee, a cuppa on Skype sounds like a great idea as we move along. What yarn shop have you worked in? Are you still there? I’ve worked in yarn shops (clerk and teacher), edited fiber books and magazines, and so on. . . .

    By the way, there is already a course that hits some basics really well: it’s Know Your Wool, on the Craftsy platform, and it’s free for people to view. It’s one of the courses intended to get people familiar with Craftsy. It’s solid and it was great fun to make–a very co-creative process.

    Thanks for your note!


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