Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live

My first time at Vogue Knitting Live NYC was last weekend…such a great experience! With all the changes in events due to the pandemic, I get hesitant about virtual events that are so based in a human experience – the reason I enjoy my knitting and weaving community. However, the more intimate lectures and workshopsContinue reading “Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live”

Learning about Chenille

This is a great article that traces the history of a great yarn and fiber…Chenille. Chenille means caterpillar in English, forever linking the fuzzy insects that one day become either a moth or butterfly with fluffy yarn and fabrics. The French word was known early on in the United States and can be found inContinue reading “Learning about Chenille”

Weaving As Mediation

When I starting back using fiber, it was to learn to knit. The exact way Sarah describes the way her anxiety seemed to go away, I felt they same way with the level of relaxation that knitting offered me. When I started to weave, I didn’t initially feel that it was mediative as all! ItContinue reading “Weaving As Mediation”

Fiber Art of Lenore Tawney

As I continue to research and discover about Fiber Artists who were “doing their thing” when the craft was considered more of “women’s work “, I love when I find out about women who were making history and being innovator of the craft. Not only were the women making the wears for their family innovatorsContinue reading “Fiber Art of Lenore Tawney”

SHEPHERDESS – ONE WOMAN FARM

I stumbled upon this website and extraordinary women through the People of Craft. The Shepherdess not only raise these wonderful sheep but she has this beautiful book that has been bound in leather with photos that make you want to gently turn the pages. I truly enjoyed combing through Alison’s website and reading about herContinue reading “SHEPHERDESS – ONE WOMAN FARM”

Ever wondered who makes your needles & hooks?

I am a consumer of Knitters Pride. I was educated very early about the quality of your needles.  For me, it makes the difference in how the yarn moves and even the strain my fingers or wrists feel. When people or organizations served communities as part of their daily mission, before the digital age, itContinue reading “Ever wondered who makes your needles & hooks?”