After Bethany’s wedding in Boston earlier this month, Danny and I had a week to explore the area on our own before heading back to California. This was Danny’s first visit to New England, so in addition to some Boston history, food, and fun I made sure to include some of my old stamping grounds… Continue reading Fall & Fiber in New England
I have 5 skeins of wool and alpaca yarn on the stove prepping to dye. I’m hoping to get them dyed and dried next week before Danny and I fly off to Central America for a couple of weeks to attend a wedding and visit family. I’m also hoping to finally finish up my Cinnamon Girl… Continue reading Eco Dyeing Gratification
Kristine Vejar, owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm yarn and textiles shop in Oakland and author of The Modern Natural Dyer, taught a class called Mapping Color last Sunday. I managed to just squeeze into the class a couple of days after I returned home from my trip. In the class we learned how to eco… Continue reading Mapping Color Workshop
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
After a bit of binge knitting this week I managed to complete Bethany’s wedding shawl! I started the shawl back in February, and I’ve been working on it a little at a time over the past few months. As mentioned in previous posts, the knitting pattern is called Hortense Beaded Lace Shawl and the designer… Continue reading Finished Project: Hortense Beaded Lace Shawl
I got some great shots from Saturday’s nuno felting workshop with Jonatha (aka She Was No Ordinary Knitter) at Hand-Made Studio. There were four of us in the class, and I LOVE how daring and experimental folks were as we learned to “paint” dyed Merino fiber onto sheer silk fabric. We had a blast. Just… Continue reading Feltastic Nuno Felting Workshop
Here are some moments that I captured during my trip last month. Just for fun. Some taken during solo walks. Some taken during wedding planning fun.