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Ciaran & Little Bud

Oh my heart! Driving up the long winding driveway to the sight of daffodils, and lambs everywhere frolicking to keep up with their mothers on dewy grass sounds so very sweet but I assure you it's a real scene I witnessed and experienced. It was a Sunday morning and Ciaran was hard at work trying… Continue reading Ciaran & Little Bud

Irish Knitting Tour, textiles

The Making of Day 9, Dyeing to Knit Ireland Tour October 2024; Natural Dyeing w/ Rachel Bingham Kessler & our farewell dinner

Little did I know that in October 2021 while visiting the Burren and conducting dye experiments that I would planning such a trip! I must have been subconsciously manifesting this. I will be heading out to the Burren from Maine next month and I am so excited to be scouting out wild dye sources for… Continue reading The Making of Day 9, Dyeing to Knit Ireland Tour October 2024; Natural Dyeing w/ Rachel Bingham Kessler & our farewell dinner

ireland, lichen dyeing, momcations, mushroom dyes,, natural dyeing, self care, textiles, the burren, travel, wild madder root

Dyeing on the Road

Last October I took a solo trip to Ireland. These solo trips give me life. I had a very simple agenda; visit best friend, stay in favorite hotel, walk the fields and do dye experiments. I had yarn and salvaged silks prepped with alum before hand and a few basic tools like wooden dowels for… Continue reading Dyeing on the Road

Fanore, Ireland, guided burren walks, ireland, momcations, rare wool breeds, self care, the burren, travel, watched wool breeds

Up the Burren; youhereforthewalkareya?

In other words, opposed to one word; “you’re here for the walk, are ya?” Say it really fast. This is how I was greeted by our guide, Shane. My ear was still adjusting to the Clare accent apparently. I loved, loved, LOVED this walk!!!! With each experience in the Burren over the last 20 odd… Continue reading Up the Burren; youhereforthewalkareya?