As I packed for Wintercount, the forecast was for 85 degrees and sunny. My girls were freaking out because they both had outgrown all of their tanks from last year and we had last minute rummaging through boxes for tanks and shorts and warm weather clothes. My girls both HATE being hot. Me? I figured… Continue reading Wintercount 2018
Lately, I have been a little preoccupied with dye. I am also really preoccupied with shibori designs. Specifically designs you can acquire from stitching the fabric. I particularly have found inspiration from this blog and this blog. Something about the idea that you can stitch literally anything into fabric, gather it and create a design….… Continue reading Shibori again.
Let’s talk a bit about beginners mind. How do you approach a skill that you have never tried before? Something that you have zero experience at? I personally try to keep an open mind and find humor in my failed attempts. More and more though, I keep running into people who expect to be perfect the… Continue reading Expectations.
If you have been reading this blog over the past 6 years you have occasionally heard me speak about projects for the Olds College Master Spinner Program. (MSP) I am currently finishing my 6th year by completing an in depth study on Dogbane, aka Indian Hemp. I won’t lie and tell you that the program… Continue reading What the MSP has given to me, confidence.
Since I finished the 2016 dogbane I have to tell you I have been procrastinating a bit. Or perhaps I am a bit distracted. Dogbane is messy. My studio has a fine layer of dogbane dust over everything. I need to clean it all out. Yuck. But then I still have heaps of the 2017… Continue reading Distracted.
Almost a week and and I have finally gotten to my New Year’s posts. 2017 was not a horrible year for me. Honestly, I realized that paying attention to National News makes me unhappy, so I stopped. I am unapologetic for being “uninformed” I would rather devote myself to what is important, my family, my… Continue reading 2018 New Beginnings
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