Meet my new drum carder, guys! I got a great deal on this baby. (Thank you, Craigslist.) Picked it up from a local guy cleaning out his grandmother’s storage unit. He admitted that he wasn’t even entirely sure what it was or what it was meant to do. I’m tell you want it does, my… Continue reading The Brave Little Drum Carder
A very generous friend has been letting me spend some time at her apple farm in Occidental recently. I’ve made the trek up north twice on my own over the past couple of weeks and have stayed over for a night or two both trips. The time that I’ve been spending there has been very… Continue reading What’s in my Dye Pot: Oxalis
I think now would be a good time for some woolly updates, eh? You might be wondering what has become of my beloved three fleeces so far? Well, guess what? I now have two out of three CLEAN fleeces. One is already dry and stored away, and the second one is currently drying on the rack.… Continue reading Woolly Preparations and Experiments
Stitches is not for weakhearted fiber lovers. There was just so much to gawk at that I totally lost track of time. The plan was for Danny to drop me off at the Santa Clara Convention Center at around 10:30am on Saturday to shop for about two hours and then pick me up at 12:30pm to… Continue reading As Promised: Stiches West 2016 Photos
My very first visit to Stitches West was amazing. Not to mention, incredibly overwhelming. I’ll start with the Mastering Mosaics class that I took with Edie Eckman. It was a fun and very informative workshop to introduce folks to the wonderful world of mosaic knitting, which is a colorwork technique that utilizes slipped stitches to… Continue reading Stitches West 2016: Yarn, Yarn, and Yarn. Oh my.