Etsy Shop Is Born

For awhile now, I’ve been thinking about opening an Etsy shop to sell some of my handmade fiber items. The two main things that I want to sell are handwoven blankets/throws in wool, Mohair or cotton and braided roving rugs. Here are a couple of pictures. Well, that day came earlier this month when I … More Etsy Shop Is Born

Fall Fiber Festivals

It’s that time of year when the kids have gone back to school and the thermometer is trying to dip to more manageable levels (at least we hope so) and, the light changes to a lower angle signaling Autumn. I had the chance to attend the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, VA last weekend. … More Fall Fiber Festivals

New Bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Just started aggregating the blogs that I follow on the “Bloglovin” app and it asked me to claim my blog this way. Sorry that this seems like a random entry. I’ll be writing a REAL post soon.

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