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Location: Seattle, WA
Website: http://www.grippingyarn.com

My grandfather and father are both master carpenters and wood artisans. When I was young I wished I had a pair between my legs so I would be invited out into the garage too. Instead my grandmother put a crochet hook in my hand and invited me to share with her the amazing world of fiber arts.

For work, I fiddled around with computers and technology for the first few decades of my life but recently discovered that my first love is sculpture and woodworking. I started my own business earlier this year to further that interest and to satisfy my desire to have meaningful work.

I like to make things with my own hands and ingenuity and share those things with others.

SO

I teach fiber arts (knitting, crochet, felting) and now I plan to create my own line of knitting and fiber hobby related accessories. Turning is my most recent obsession.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com

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commented on Misc #2: Where I have I been? What have I been up to? 03-04-2011 09:25 PM
replied on Saw Dust...All this Saw dust...What can I do with all this saw dust? 03-04-2011 09:21 PM
added blog entry Misc #2: Where I have I been? What have I been up to? 03-04-2011 09:11 PM
commented on trio 05-26-2010 02:20 AM
commented on Osage Orange Rose and Russian Spindle 05-25-2010 09:06 PM
commented on Osage Orange Rose and Russian Spindle 05-25-2010 06:41 PM
added project Osage Orange Rose and Russian Spindle 05-25-2010 06:28 PM
added blog entry Misc #1: My local Woodcraft graciously changed the name of their woodworking class 05-01-2010 01:34 AM
replied on Gender and classes; why can't I take woodworking 101 with men? 04-30-2010 06:07 PM
replied on Gender and classes; why can't I take woodworking 101 with men? 04-29-2010 11:30 PM
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replied on Gender and classes; why can't I take woodworking 101 with men? 04-29-2010 10:55 PM
replied on Gender and classes; why can't I take woodworking 101 with men? 04-29-2010 10:50 PM
replied on Gender and classes; why can't I take woodworking 101 with men? 04-29-2010 10:30 PM
replied on Gender and classes; why can't I take woodworking 101 with men? 04-29-2010 09:55 PM

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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 10-11-2009 12:40 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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Max

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#2 posted 10-11-2009 12:41 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 12:47 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 01:17 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests. There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 01:55 AM

Hello LIsa,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 03:31 AM

Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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Karson

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 04:17 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 04:59 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 05:05 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 02:32 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#11 posted 10-12-2009 03:23 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#12 posted 10-14-2009 02:35 AM

Hey Lisa – welcome. I don’t often post to people’s profiles – but I saw the link to your website. I am also a knitter – did it since I was a wee lass. Lately the woodshop is winning my time, though!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 10-15-2009 12:48 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.
My stepdaughter and granddaughter are in Seattle.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 04-03-2010 09:52 PM

Keep going with the woodwork also girl. You don’t need a pair between the legs for that, just application and love of the materials.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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JAGWAH

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#15 posted 05-02-2010 10:03 PM

Your work is very nice. Of course it helps the beauty of one’s work by living in a beautiful part of the country. Color me envious twice.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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