An inconceivably long time ago, the Most Infinitely Powerful Being created the world and turned it over to us. We were charged to fill the earth and have dominion over everything in it. The fish of the sea, birds of the heavens, plants yielding their seed, trees with their fruits, and all the beasts on… Continue reading A Spiritual Encounter with Old Textiles
Weaving Around Town: Strengthening Community Bonds with Gist Yarn Co.
I discovered weaving back in 2005 as a college student. We wove fabric samples with fancy, expensive equipment that I had to leave behind after graduation. I’d come a long way for someone who had never seen handwoven fabric or even a loom in person. Wanting to continue weaving, I began to re-learn the craft… Continue reading Weaving Around Town: Strengthening Community Bonds with Gist Yarn Co.
New Year, New Connections. Joining the Webs of Black Weavers
I can't believe how fast 2022 is moving. It's as if all the random visions I had last year have found a vehicle of their own. Things are just happening! Good things too. That's how visions work right? You know what you want to happen but have no clue how you'll get there, then POOF.… Continue reading New Year, New Connections. Joining the Webs of Black Weavers
There Was This One Time at Vavstuga: Home Again
What an adventure!! 8-Weeks away from home, immersed in a whole new world. Yes, I had never even been to Massachusetts let alone having slept in a cabin but found myself loading up the old Prius and driving 800 miles all with the promise of leveling up on my weaving skills. I received a scholarship,… Continue reading There Was This One Time at Vavstuga: Home Again
7/2/2021 Shop Closed until September 5th.
I will be attending a Swedish Immersion at Vavstuga Weaving School and will not be able to process orders during that time. Thank you for your patience. Look forward to lots of new and beautiful creations to come!
A Happy Little Detour: From Bobbins to Yarn Balls
I was just going to try something. That's how it starts. You have an idea and decide to see if it'll work then BOOM you're on and unexpected journey. I saw someone spinning yarn with a spindle made from a spool and thought hmm, that might be a great way to spin cotton. Yes, of… Continue reading A Happy Little Detour: From Bobbins to Yarn Balls
Exalting the Humble Homespun Cloth
Weavers and fabric lovers spend countless hours admiring fabrics. We have our favorites. Sometimes we can pinpoint why a certain fabric attracts us but most of the time we have no idea why. We just feel something. Our eyes, our skin, our soul gets that strange tickle and we connect. I used to think it… Continue reading Exalting the Humble Homespun Cloth
Claiming My Identity as a Black Weaver in 21st Century America
It is only recently that I have come to identify myself as a weaver. It has been much more culturally relevant to call myself a retail manager, a human resources coordinator, or a primary school teacher. I met my first loom weaver, a professor and active artist, back in 2005 at college in the Apparel,… Continue reading Claiming My Identity as a Black Weaver in 21st Century America
A Maker’s Journal: Knitting a Handspun Cotton Tee
Once I get inspired to work with a particular material or technique I have to keep going at it until something else grabs my attention. This past summer I was given the opportunity to share my point of view on spinning and knitting cotton. Oh my! In three weeks I ended up designing and knitting… Continue reading A Maker’s Journal: Knitting a Handspun Cotton Tee
Moving Towards New Horizons: Yes I Can!
This past summer was a particularly productive spinning season for me. I processed a couple of fleeces, did some spin-alongs with the Ravelry family, and even read through a few books as I blissfully spun hundreds of yards of yarn on my spindles and wheels. Spinning yarn in all the various fibers is a true… Continue reading Moving Towards New Horizons: Yes I Can!