This July I spent a week teaching at the magical John C Campbell Folk School. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, it’s a creative hotspot for everyone who attends.
Last week I had the opportunity to assist my friend and mentor, Chiaki O’Brien, teaching SAORI weaving to K-5th graders, at the Blake School just outside Minneapolis. To say it was an inspirational week is an understatement.
The entire idea of Spinzilla is to spin as much yarn as you can in a week. That’s pretty much my entire Fall, when I’m preparing for Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair!! So how do you go about doing that? Spinning lots or yarn fast- no projects in mind, just yarn for the sake of just […]
I’m having a hard time believing that it is really November 6!! The summer is gone. The leaves have started to turn and the air is crisp! I’m even a year older! It was a whirlwind of a summer because I taught every month in a different place!
There is something special happening right now. The Journey to the Golden Fleece is a creative challenge, it’s an art journal exercise with fiber as a medium, and it’s designed to expand your internal horizons and your fiber knowledge.
I’m lucky. I don’t take it for granted that my friends are spread far and wide, so when I “have” to go overseas to teach, I also get to mix in the fun of spending time with friends that I don’t see often enough (off my Skype screen).
The time of year we all love is upon us! SPRING!! Spring to me means fleeces, baby lambs and kids on the farms, and FESTIVALS!! Things are in crazy mode here as we begin our season in one week from today!
The Leather and Lace collection has arrived at Downtown Knits- and in Downtown Knits tradition we are going to celebrate with a gathering this weekend!!