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.
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
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!
Whatever Your Hand Finds to Do
I've been making. Yes! my crafty fire still burns as bright as ever. I feel like I am in such a whirlwind of ideas at the moment. Inspiration to create new things is flooding me from all directions. I want to do more and more. This year has been filled with unexpected changes both at… Continue reading Whatever Your Hand Finds to Do
When You Spot a Unicorn: Betty Roberts Spinning Wheel
I first saw one of Betty Roberts’ wheels in 2007 in a Google Search. She uses exotic woods to make her double accelerator-wheel style spinning machines. What makes these wheels truly unique is that Betty painstakingly inlays each wheel with beautiful natural flora, insects, and even rattlesnake tails and porcupine quills she finds near her home… Continue reading When You Spot a Unicorn: Betty Roberts Spinning Wheel
Oh, This Old Thing?: Flax Wheel
It's been 11 years now since I bought my first spinning wheel. I can remember scouring the internet during this "Renaissance Spinning Era" digging up all the information I could find about wheels. I had just moved to northern Indiana from college and had finally landed a full-time job. My first wheel was an old… Continue reading Oh, This Old Thing?: Flax Wheel