Testing, testing…

The project in which I am currently engaged is that of dyeing and spinning fleece, roving and yarns and developing a coherent yarn and fibre product line. By “coherent” I mean products that are related to each other, seem like a unified group of products due to either materials, colour or even just labelling and…

Robot knits a scarf…..

I suspect that most knitters have a warm-up project. When you get up in the morning and your hands have that slightly thick and sleepy feel and are disinclined to leap into action, you need a forgiving item on which to knit to nimble up. It has to be something worth doing, of course, but…

Dyeing up some fleece

I spun up some Fleece Artist mohair and merino recently as a gift for a friend and, as always, was as enchanted by the carded, blended fibres as by the finished product. Behold: The word “gossamer” always comes to mind in the face of such loveliness. Yesterday was occupied by my determination to make a…

Return to the blog

I’m not going to play catch-up and try to fill you in right away on what has been going on in my life over the past years. Suffice it to say that I have been making things, that I have changed directions slightly (or at least, broadened my creative scope) and that I have continued…

Birches

Update: these pieces are sold, but I have others here that are similar. Please contact me using the contact form below if you are interested. These are among the batch that is foiled and ready to go off to shops (on consignment). They also come in golden, wintry light blue and autumnal russet backgrounds. If…

Studio clear-out sale

I am, in the spirit of spring, clearing out some stock from my studio. You can see the first lot posted here. All of the stock is of good quality. There is nothing wrong with it other than I simply need the space (both physical and creative) more than the stock at present.

Studio clear-out sale

I am, in the spirit of spring, clearing out some stock from my studio. You can see the first lot posted here. All of the stock is of good quality. There is nothing wrong with it other than I simply need the space (both physical and creative) more than the stock at present.

Postal surprise

Sometimes I wonder how it is that I came to have such good friends. That the generosity and kindness of other people in the world should be directed at me in any way is a source of wonder to me. Natasha (who I keep alternately and confusingly referring to as Natasha and Sarai, her on-line…

Quick Preview – Craft Seconds Sale

If you are in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) area, a crafty sort and like a good deal, be sure to drop by Devon House (Duckworth Street) tomorrow morning. The Annual Seconds Sale is on and there’s plenty to see! There’s about one hundred pounds of this stuff, dyed in marvellous colours. I’ve had to sit…

Quick Preview – Craft Seconds Sale

If you are in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) area, a crafty sort and like a good deal, be sure to drop by Devon House (Duckworth Street) tomorrow morning. The Annual Seconds Sale is on and there’s plenty to see! There’s about one hundred pounds of this stuff, dyed in marvellous colours. I’ve had to sit…

Burn, baby, burn!

Some time ago I promised to try out the effect of pyrotechnics on textiles. My intention was to grab a few samples of my work and set them ablaze. Since then, I’ve wussed out repeatedly on burning up things I’ve made. I couldn’t even come up with a “hit list” of designated ignition targets. It…

On ugly fabrics

As per Micki’s request in the comments of my last post, here’s a photo of the ugly birch fabric: It’s a Northcott Lyndhurst fabric designed by Janet Orfini as a part of the Farmer’s Market series. I found it in the country-kitsch (and I mean that non-derogatorily) section of a local fabric store. The realm…