Surface Design Exploration
My final repeating pattern

Surface Design Exploration

Final skirt - hand carved, repeating block print over subtle shibori natural dye I'm a maker.  It's in my soul.  Making gives my everyday life deeper meaning.  While I love…

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Natural Dye Notes – Onion Skins, Cochineal and Logwood
Dyed in onion skins. Still wet, the dried garments were several shades lighter.

Natural Dye Notes – Onion Skins, Cochineal and Logwood

I've been dabbling in natural dyes for a couple of years...not consistently or often, but on occasion.  At first I wasn't hooked. That's not really true, I love the concept...taking…

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My love of Bullet Journaling

I've always been a lover of lists.  Lists with little boxes to check when completed.  Packing lists.  Making lists.  To do lists.  Grocery lists.   Lists of restaurants visited on a…

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Failing

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…

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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",…

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The meaning that fabric holds…
Highland Trail - Glacier NP

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…

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Joy

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…

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