Become a Moonlighter!

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The Blue Moon Experience is an online teaching platform and community brought to you by Tina Newton (aka depraveDyer), founder and color goddess of Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Inside this online membership you will find a library of teaching videos, Live Q&A Sessions with Tina, Yarn Voices (chats with makers and shakers in the fiber industry) and in-depth courses that will enhance your creative experience.

We are Casting On! 

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“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” ~ Albert Einstein

Moonlighter Benefits

A Live Q&A Session with Tina each month!

Yarn Voices, a library of interviews from people of all aspects of our industry.

A new Essentials Video every month, an expanding and enhancing foundation on its own and an entry into our more in depth courses.

An original Moonlighter enamel pin.

Access to a private Facebook Group (totally optional) where you can connect with others and share.

Oh yeah, and 50% off all courses offered here at The Blue Moon Experience!

Membership is just $17 per month
or $150 per year (a $54 savings)

Yarn Voices

Stories, perspectives and experience! There are almost as many components of the yarn industry as there are stitch combinations! Our corner of the yarn industry, the hand-work/maker part, is a tapestry of talented, experienced individuals ranging from sheep breeder to yarn store owner/worker. So many colorful voices to hear and share their perspectives, stories and expertise with us!

Just a few of the talented souls we will be talking to:

Amy Singer – writer, instructor, editor and publisher of the first online knitting publication, Knitty Magazine, established in 2002.
Emily Williams – owner of the warm, friendly and much loved Twisted PDX in Portland Oregon
Anna Zilboorg – a knitting treasure. She teaches, designs and has written several books including Magnificent Mittens & Socks: The Beauty of Warm Hands and Feet, 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit, Simply Socks: 45 Traditional Turkish Patterns to Knit, Fancy Feet, Socks for Sandals and Clogs, and Knitting for Anarchists, Anna’s most revered book.
Benjamin Levisay –  a part of the fiber industry since his family opened a yarn shop in Sioux Falls, SD when he was a small boy, an enterprise that later evolved into XRX. He is more commonly known as one of the hosts of STITCHES and board member of Halos of Hope.
Jim and Jill Laski – created Ashland Bay (originally named Ashland Bay Trading Company) in 1991, the premier fiber wholesaler to spinning, weaving and knitting shops throughout the United States and beyond.
Louis Boria, aka Brooklyn Boy Knits – involved with the Fiber Arts for over 10 years, Louis joined the “Hat Not Hate” anti-bully campaign, to help bring awareness to children across the country. He uses his platform to break down gender norms and tackle issues related to diversity and inclusion within the fiber arts community.
Martin and Joy Dally – the first to import the genetics of the Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep into the United States. Martin operates Super Sire Ltd, which offers genetics for the sheep industry, and Joy operates Shepherds Lane of Oregon, which deals in fiber, fleece and pelts from their flock.

At this point in time so very many of us are juggling busy lives! Our making is a way for us to slow down, replenish and create! I think most of us can find 20 to 30 minutes in our day to hone our skills. Our Essentials videos are just that, foundational informative tidbits that give us a better understanding of what we are using and why, so can make more informed choices and therefore, be more successful in our knit/crochet projects.


Some of the Essentials…

Story of a Skein

The Language of Weights and Measures

Live Q&A Sessions with Tina

I want to be a part of your creative expansion and cheer for your successes! Join me each month for a Live Q&A Session where I can answer your questions and provide helpful tips for your creative journey.

The next Live Session is on August 24th…

Our next topic… See & Feel Color on a Deeper Level

Join me as we explore the emotional realm of how we perceive, feel and create with color.

“The craving for color is a natural necessity just as for water and fire. Color is a raw material indispensable to life. At every era of his existence and his history, the human being has associated colour with his joys, his actions and his pleasures.” -Fernand Leger, “On Monumentality and Color”, 1943

Previous Live Q&A Recordings you will find in your library…

Your Sustainable Stash

The Blue Moon Moonlighters is a community of creators who are hungry for knowledge, want to expand their creative skills and support each other in their creative ventures.

Come to learn, stay to connect!

Membership is $17/month or $150/year (a $54 annual savings). You may cancel at anytime and future billings will end. If you cancel, you will have access to your membership until the end of your current billing cycle.

Yes! I want to be a Moonlighter!

Upcoming Live Q&A and Essential Videos for Moonlighters…

  • The Sustainable Stash

  • See & Feel Color on a Deeper Level

  • What Happens to You When You Create

  • Knit/Crochet With Hand-Painted Yarn


How long do I have access to the course? How does forever sound? As long as The Blue Moon Experience is in operation and as long as you have an active membership subscription, you will have access to your Moonlighter Member Library across any and all devices you own.

What happens if I cancel my membership? You may cancel at anytime and future billings will end. If you cancel, you will have access to your membership library until the end of your current billing cycle.

Who are Moonlighters? All people ~ no matter what color your skin is or where you are from or how you identify or how old you are or your sexual orientation ~ you are welcomed here!

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