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
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