I was told a few weeks ago that change can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I’ve been working on making that a mantra. There have been some of changes happening, personal and professional, in my life. They seem to be occurring all at once, and due to some feelings… Continue reading Changes (Turn and Face the Strange)
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
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
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.
This past Saturday, I left my warm duvet and blankets at 7am to get ready for an hour and half trek to Bodega, California to attend a workshop at the Hand•Made Studio. And, boy, it was worth the time and gas. So worth it. (Also worth the skipped breakfast at home, because it gave me… Continue reading Hand-Made Adventures