I have been spinning a lot of yarn lately. A lot. Now a sane crafter would be telling herself "Good job, see you may buy a lot of craft supplies but at least you're producing", "Look at all of that yarn you've spun, one day soon your fiber and yarn stash will be reasonable. Nope not… Continue reading My Stash: Am I Busting or Building?
So, I am just having all sorts of fun weaving these days. I am really happy with how my handspun, hand dyed/ natural grey wool wrap turned out. It is really soft. I ended up braiding the fringe and adding beads. I left little loose tufts on the fringe. I think it adds character and reminds me of the playful… Continue reading Just off the loom: hand-dyed wool, natural colored cotton yardage
Last year I planted my first cotton seeds in my kitchen one frigid February, Indiana winter day. View Post. It was a lot of fun to watch the plants mature. I learned so much and at the end of it all I had useful fiber. It took me a while to get around to spinning… Continue reading Cotton Seeds Sown, They know what to do
Although I have crafted textiles for a long time many people that know me have never seen me work. Most crafters rarely work in public. If we do, it's usually with a small knitting group. After all that fun I had at the living history event I realized how much I enjoy engaging the public about crafting.… Continue reading The Joy of Spinning…in Public
Last year I purchased a rag rug to use in my kitchen. I spent about $40 dollars on a colorful 5ftX4ft rug I'm guessing made in India with all the bright polyester fabrics. I love it. Now make it? Dream on sister. My fabric scraps aren't nearly so colorful and I'm not about to go buy fabric… Continue reading More Rag Rugs Please