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

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

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

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