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Getting Back to It

It’s my day off from work today, and I’ve been doing some eco printing at home and listening to some Johnny Cash. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve pulled my dye pots out from the cabinet. Our apartment smells like eucalyptus, and I am basking in it. I’m pretty sure eucalyptus is my… Continue reading Getting Back to It

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Fibershed Wool Symposium 2016

Last Saturday, Danny and I ventured out once again to Point Reyes, one of our favorite, local daytrip getaways, which is a little over an hour from home. This time we headed up that way to attend the 2016 Wool Symposium, hosted by Fibershed. This was my second year going to the symposium, and I… Continue reading Fibershed Wool Symposium 2016

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Self-Care, Creating, and Grounding

You’ve probably heard tell that the full moon a couple of days ago on the 14th was a super moon. Danny and I made a point on that night to drive out to an area with less light pollution and fog to get a good look at it. We drove south a little ways and stopped… Continue reading Self-Care, Creating, and Grounding

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Off the Needles: Finished Projects Update

November is National Novel Writing Month, and Danny and I have taken on the NaNoWriMo challenge, which is to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. We’re both attempting this daunting task to challenge ourselves and to hopefully stir up some inner creativity. The daily goal is to aim to write around 1667… Continue reading Off the Needles: Finished Projects Update

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CA Wool & Fiber Festival 2016

I’ve been in New England for about a week hanging out with the bride-to-be. (She loves her shawl!) The wedding is only 9 days away, and we’ve been crafting hard to create the final touches for the wedding, like favors, decorations, center pieces, and welcome bags. There’s still plenty to do over the course of… Continue reading CA Wool & Fiber Festival 2016

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Back to My Beloved Dye Pots

Oof. It’s been a while since I’ve updated. Time to dive right back in, eh? As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent some time with my parents in Kansas after my granddaddy’s funeral for about a month. While I was there, I dedicated some time to helping my parents sell a few things around… Continue reading Back to My Beloved Dye Pots

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Zero Waste (Awesome) Fashion

It’s been kind of a sluggish week creatively for me. I didn’t really get much done, except for a few sprinkled hours of knitting here and there. Craving a bit of inspiration, I am looking back and remembering a fascinating talk I attended earlier this year at the de Young Museum. The lecturer was Holly McQuillan, a fashion… Continue reading Zero Waste (Awesome) Fashion

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Fiber Workshops Galore

Oh, where to begin? The past two weeks have been chock full of local fiber crafting goodness. Last Wednesday I hopped on the bus from downtown to the Patagonia store on North Point in SF, where Rebecca Burgess of Fibershed gave a free short talk on local sustainable carbon farming followed by a natural dye workshop.… Continue reading Fiber Workshops Galore