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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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gjd

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#1 posted 1747 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Max

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#2 posted 1747 days ago

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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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 1747 days ago

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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Grumpy

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#4 posted 1747 days ago

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 1747 days ago

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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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1747 days ago

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 1747 days ago

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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woodworm

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#8 posted 1747 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1747 days ago

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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Innovator

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#10 posted 1747 days ago

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 1746 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#12 posted 1744 days ago

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 1743 days ago

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 1572 days ago

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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#15 posted 1543 days ago

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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