This is the first of many posts concerning my in depth study (IDS) for the Master Spinner’s program. I have chosen to study Dogbane otherwise known as apocynum . Dogbane is also known as Indian Hemp and has been utilized by native cultures throughout North America. I know that it was thigh spun and used… Continue reading 40 hours
Probably the last garden related post of the year. There is a song that early child hood teachers sing around this time of year …. (insert #) little pumpkins sitting on a fence… It teaches counting down and something funny that rhymes happens to the little pumpkins. Well, we had four little pumpkins in my… Continue reading What’s left of the pumpkin patch…
I had several silk scarves left over from my dye class at Rabbitstick. The forecast was calling for our first frost so I decided to try my hand at eco dyeing. Eco Dyeing is a relatively new technique where cotton and silk and wool are dyed by placing fresh flowers and leaves on the fabric. … Continue reading Eco dyeing
As always, when I return from an event, it’s hard to put the experience into words. My family and I traveled to Rexburg, ID for the 30th annual Rabbitstick primitive skills gathering. There were many things that impressed me about Rabbitstick, like the children’s program and the teen program, which I felt was far superior… Continue reading Rabbitstick
Is there anything more amazing than indigo blue? I think not so much. It’s beauty is a bit primal for me. My favorite color is green, but I crave this indigo color in my fiber and yarn with most of my being. I was so excited to be able to finally learn to dye… Continue reading Indigo
In my last post I mentioned that my zucchini has been going a bit crazy. Most people will think this is normal. I just have to say that I have planted zucchini for four years in my garden and this is the first time I have gotten more than 2-3 in the season. My plant… Continue reading When life gives you zucchini
It’s August. I am not really sure how that happened. I think it snuck up on me while I was at fair. My older two are back at eschool, and I am in denial that it is time to figure out what my youngest and I will be doing. Anyway, it’s August and my tomatoes… Continue reading So Red Tomatoes.