Animals Know What They Like And Aren’t Afraid To Tell You

It seems that when I work on a fiber project, it’s not long before the feline members of the family weigh in on it. Handspun, Handwoven Cotton Blanket Braided Rug from Shetland roving in progress Another Braided Rug from Roving in Progress We can be our worst critics. So it’s nice to know that our … More Animals Know What They Like And Aren’t Afraid To Tell You

Fiber Journeys

In September, I was fortunate enough to take my first fiber dyeing workshop. We dyed cellulose (think cotton, tencel) fibers and fabric. Our site was a Russian Orthodox Church that is now being renovated by a young couple with a lot of energy. Next, came a trip-of-a-lifetime to New Zealand. What a beautiful country. Being … More Fiber Journeys

Lions and Tigers and…Dinosaurs? Oh My

I recently purchased a new camera and had the opportunity to play with it at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. While there, I visited an exhibit of dinosaurs. What? Dinosaurs in a zoo? These were amazing animatronic beautifully designed creatures complete with sound effects and some interactivity. Just fascinating. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, … More Lions and Tigers and…Dinosaurs? Oh My

First Knitted Shawl

Since I’ve been weaving, I haven’t had a desire to knit anymore. Well, that changed in the last couple of weeks. I saw a shawl knitted from handspun yarn that a spinning friend of mine made recently. It was beautiful. She kindly shared the pattern she used and I began working, using some Merino fiber … More First Knitted Shawl

Spring Fiber Festivals

Not only is Spring the time for Shearing sheep in the northeast, but it’s also fiber festival season. This year, I attended 2. The first was purely as a spectator at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in Friendship, Maryland (at the Howard County fairgrounds). It’s one of the largest fiber festivals in the country … More Spring Fiber Festivals

Analog AND Digital

As I’ve probably said before, I usually struggle with being both an Analog and a Digital kind of person. That is, I enjoy doing things by hand as well as through digital formats. I recently discovered for myself a way to feed both sides when I’m thinking through challenges. I have been a Mindmapper/Ideamapper for … More Analog AND Digital