My Dye Practice, textiles

Scenes Inside a Dye Day

Mondays & Tuesdays are reserved for my dye or fiber work. After a 4 day weekend with kiddos at home, my whole schedule is off for how I balance home, work, life. But I was excited to just step back into it even though the house is a bit… like a frat house at the… Continue reading Scenes Inside a Dye Day

Diné Creators, Indigenous Creators, natural dyeing, Navajo Creators, rare wool breeds, textiles

Fingerless Lájish (mittens) by Jennifer Berg of Native Knitter

Learning from and supporting Indigenous people is an important life long journey for me. Celebrating their work is something I also like to share with others. I loved knitting these up and they’ve been my go to mitts for a year now. Picking out my own hand dyed yarns was so easy and fun as… Continue reading Fingerless Lájish (mittens) by Jennifer Berg of Native Knitter

textiles

An Ode to the Handkerchief

How long have you been sitting in this box? Mice nesting amoung your ancient softness. Dust floating in and around you? Upstairs hall. White to match the linen colors walls. The hands that stitched your hems in were busy and efficient. Thoughts floating above as you waited to be finished. Ronan’s room To then be… Continue reading An Ode to the Handkerchief

artwork, Fanore, Ireland, gregan’s castle hotel, ireland, maine spinner, momcations, mothering littles, new england spinner, online store, web building, independence, self care, Sketch book, textiles, the burren, travel, Wool Breeds

Delayed Shipping

But just for a little while. Any orders placed now until May 24th will be sent May 25th. I’ll be away from my Peaks Island studio as I spend time in Ireland doing some drawing, painting, and eating amazing foods with my mom 🤗🍀 Slán for now!

Wool Breeds

In Honor of Sheep, for Easter

I’ve always loved sheep and have wanted to share their company and know everything there is to know about them. Especially since learning as a child that my name, Rachel in fact means “little ewe” in Hebrew. I was also born in the first hour after Easter as well. I’ve yet to find myself in… Continue reading In Honor of Sheep, for Easter

artwork, Autism, depression and anxiety, mother creative, mothering littles, self care, textiles

Slow Start and Good Intensions

February is nearly over. Thank goodness. But what I intended to be a one month off in December has snowballed into three. Guess I needed it. Creating while being a mother is hilarious. Creating while your kids’ schedules constantly change because of a pandemic and weather is annoying AF. Creating while also being autistic and… Continue reading Slow Start and Good Intensions

knitted christmas stocking, self care, textiles

Christmas Stockings; knitting with traditional yarn and colors

I promised myself at the beginning of 2019, that I'd not pick up or start any new projects because I had plenty to finish. It was going to be the year of finishing all the projects. And books. But that's a different subject. But I wandered into an old local knitting store one day Central… Continue reading Christmas Stockings; knitting with traditional yarn and colors

textiles

Sweet Hat Collection; feather light and toasty warm

How I love working with cashmere. Making something a bit worn out in tiny places and turning it into a new form for a new life brings me such joy. This is exactly what I did for my son 3 years ago when I knew he was out growing his baby hats and I had… Continue reading Sweet Hat Collection; feather light and toasty warm

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