I’ve been wanting to go to a fleece and fiber festival since last December when I realized I’ve become a fiber addict. I made a list of all of the ones I could find on the internet, then read about them on blogs and in magazines. The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival sounded like the … More MSWF – where the sheep aren’t nervous
When you have Persian-Himalyan cats living with you, there are several benefits – there’s always something cuddly nearby to talk to and plenty of free fibery material available at your finger tips. Little Sister, my Persian-Himalayan kitty pictured to the right, is all white with light green-blue eyes, a pink nose and a sweet disposition. … More Spinning with cat hair
When I signed up for Holly Brackmann’s Convergence workshop, Fast and Easy Dyeing Without a Dyepot, I had no idea what I was getting into. She’s written a great book called The Surface Designer’s Handbook, and I figured I’d pick up some tips and tricks. Well, that’s an understatement! Holly introduced me to something completely … More Convergence was full of fiber art surprises
I stumbled across this website the other day, and it was so well done I thought it was real…and the more I read, the more I laughed at how well they represent the university culture. “The Chicago School of Fusing campus was first located in an aromatic cheese factory, on Chicago’s East Side. Later the … More The Chicago School of Fusing rocks
We learned how to assemble a Varpapuu loom through old plans on the internet, trial and error and flashes of brilliance.
Came across this series of posts on Rugtalk (a yahoo group I belong to) – amazing and creative… Q. I have a question about my loom and a 3month old kitten. She has now ventured into my room and over a 3 day period ruined all my warping on the loom (broken threads)! I have … More Kittens and looms – do they mix?
This evening I forwarded a couple of Calls for Artists to other weaver and fiber artist friends…but didn’t put the deadlines on my calendar. Why do I feel so ready to encourage others, but not myself? A little bit of cloth, a lot of color, some dash and a dribble of glitz…that’s all it is. … More Fear of entry