peaks island artwalk, textiles

My 1st Art walk, July 2nd

I’m so excited to be participating with 19 other island artists in my first Peaks Island Artwalk for the 5th Maine Museum this Saturday, July 2nd from 10-3. Come find me on the map. I’ll have yarns and cashmere hats for sale and some dye pots on the stove.

mordant tests, textiles

Testing Mordant Recipes for Cellulose Fibers

I’ve been practicing natural dyeing for 16 years and I have avoided delving deeper in dyeing cottons and linens all along the way. I’ve dabbled in it but I never had a lot of conference in what I was doing. Just playing around seems more accurate to describe my approach when it comes to dyeing… Continue reading Testing Mordant Recipes for Cellulose Fibers

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

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

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!