Not long ago I had the honor of teaching at a skill swap.  It was a lovely, peace-filled day full of happy, smiling people intermingling, learning a thing or two and sharing both bread and a dance step.   I taught a class on hand sewing a tee shirt…and I failed at it.  Really…not […]


What is slow fashion?

Our first retreat is A Study in Slow Fashion…but what does that mean? Slow fashion, the alternative to fast fashion and part of what has been called the “slow movement”, advocates for principles similar to the principles of slow food, such as good quality, clean environment, and fairness for both consumers and producers.  (wikipedia) A […]


The meaning that fabric holds…

Four years ago, my husband and I took 3 1/2 months and traveled out west, camping in a tent for 100 nights straight.  I did a lot of journaling and mindfully, working my way through Christiane Northrup’s “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom”.   Mostly though we hiked, explored small towns, surfed and rode bikes; we also […]



  I recently finished a wooly cowl for a dear friend.  She sails the world and needed something to keep her neck warm in the biting wind and blowing sea (I picture something akin to images from “A Perfect Storm”).   It was my pleasure to knit her a cowl made from hand-spun yarn that […]


This little light of mine…I’m gonna let it shine.

I don’t think of myself as a shy person, I make friends easily and love to connect on a deep level…the truth is though, I’m better in small groups or better yet, one-on-one.  I think that’s why I’ve waited to put myself out here and to attempt to engage globally in hopes of finding my […]