When I began to reawaken from my Guillain Barre-induced winter’s nap, people asked what I thought the experience would mean for my life, and for my art. One of the first things I realized was that I felt enveloped with healing thoughts and good wishes from all the people who sent me cards. And I … More My Healing Cloak
This is the week that our renovated basement becomes my weaving, spinning and dyeing studio. Years in preparation, months of remodeling, an unbelievable number of little decisions, and now within a few hours my friends, Gary and the movers brought all of my stash and tools out of the garage and into the light! … More Tranformations
A small group has been meeting at HandMade in America and talking about how we could create better connections, identify and fill gaps in the market, and grow the fiber economy in our region. Last Tuesday morning, I read an email from Chris at Joybilee Farm in southern British Columbia that rocked my world! It … More Asheville Fibershed
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
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?