lichen dyeing, maine spinner, natural dyeing, rare wool breeds, textiles

My Rainbow Dotted Sweater; the linnea pullover designed by bristol ivy

Cochineal, Soft Coral, Medomak Goldenrod, Juniper, Denim, Violet I’ve never loved a Sweater that I’ve made more. And I’ve made quite a few over the last 15 years. Knit from the bottom up in the round. I’ve knit a few from the top down in the round so I struggled with wrapping my brain around… Continue reading My Rainbow Dotted Sweater; the linnea pullover designed by bristol ivy

Fanore, Ireland, hats, ireland, momcations, natural dyeing, self care, Spinning, Sheep Breeds, textiles, the burren, travel

My Shamrock Hat; tam o’sham designed by karendipity

Downton Abbey is what I watched all through the clicking of this yarn that became a hat. I didn’t mean for it to go that way, but it worked. I liked imaging it would be something that Daisy would wear while heading to her farm for the day. I didn’t make a swatch for the… Continue reading My Shamrock Hat; tam o’sham designed by karendipity

textiles

Shipping Good to Go!

Thank you all for your patience while I post the shop into a delayed shipping atmosphere. Shipping has now resumed. However, there’s still time to order between now and the 6th. Orders placed by the 6th of October will go out the same or next day. Orders placed on the 7th-22nd will be shipped out… Continue reading Shipping Good to Go!

maine spinner, natural dyeing, online store, web building, independence, textiles

Shop’s Open!

It’s 2am and I have finally reached the end point of gathering all the data, inserting all the things, shaking my fists, swearing up a storm, jumping with glee, almost giving up, hitting brick wall after brick wall… but I finally reached the finish line. And just in time. I set this sort of arbitrary… Continue reading Shop’s Open!

mother creative

What next?

I’m constantly asking myself this. The world is in a holding pattern. At times I do lament how things were. But then I’m quickly reminded of all that is still intact AND sacred in my life. And I’m then reminded that change is fine. It’s good even. It’s ok. The kids haven’t been in school… Continue reading What next?

artwork, mexico, mother creative, natural dyeing, rug making, travel, Zapotec

Oaxaca Journey : day 1

This trip has been two years in the making. Traveling with close fiber friends to learn from master dyer & weaver Demetrio Bautista Lazo of Teatitlán De Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. I first met Demetrio in 2010 in my first year as an instructor at Medomak Fiber Arts Retreat in Washington, Maine. I had done only… Continue reading Oaxaca Journey : day 1

artwork, mother creative, natural dyeing, rug making

Rug Dreams; designing my 1st rug

The progression of this project has been a graceful climb. As much as I hope my children will find what I do fascinating and want to partake someday soon, I also forget they still see me working and hear me talking about my latest project. I've given up on keeping things tidy and organized all… Continue reading Rug Dreams; designing my 1st rug

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Showing up; (or) don’t wake me. I’ll wake you.

How does this happen? I shift clothes, toys. Change diapers, clear dishes. Stack drawings, throw away more dried up markers. Absorb more tears and snot. Talk less to adults and spend even less time with my hands in wool. How does this happen? I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old. They… Continue reading Showing up; (or) don’t wake me. I’ll wake you.