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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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In My Dye Pot: Logwood and Madder Root

Ah, finally back home, and not another trip in sight for a while. Whew. The wedding was awesome. Beautiful, the perfect day. I’m looking forward to seeing how the photographer’s photos came out, especially the shots of Bethany’s shawl, which looked lovely. Danny and I had a good trip exploring New England last week, the… Continue reading In My Dye Pot: Logwood and Madder Root

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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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Whatcha Up To? (Knitting Projects Update)

This post is a little on the longer side to make up for my silence over the past couple of weeks. I’ve just finished packing for my trip to Boston on Saturday. (Oh gosh, that’s tomorrow.) I’ve been running around a little bit squeezing in doctors appointments, last-minute shopping, and a few odd errands before… Continue reading Whatcha Up To? (Knitting Projects Update)

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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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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

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Feltastic Nuno Felting Workshop

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