Category Archives: dyeing

Project Hiatus…

Life, again.  You never know when life is going to take over and make all your plans seem positively ridiculous…..as impermanent as a shadow in fading light. So Bob and I have been at a standstill for the past few … Continue reading

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Putting Inspiration to Use

Today I am working on the warping assignment for my upcoming class at NEWS (New England Weavers’ Seminar).  The class is called “Freedom of Expression,” and it will be taught by Sarah Saulson from Syracuse, NY. Here is the class description … Continue reading

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Perfect May

This wisteria vine is growing along the walk I take most days.  This and the azaleas and the spring green of unfurling ferns are what lures me outside each day. I will enjoy playing with these two images for a … Continue reading

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Summer is for Workshops

Getting ready for my first summer workshop!  A trip to New Hampshire for a day of indigo dyeing.  Luckily no mordant is needed for indigo dyeing, but my yarns must be clean and free of sizing and dirt, so I … Continue reading

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Precious Materials

Last week a friend of mine asked if I wanted to join her for the monthly meeting of the Westchester (NY) weaving guild.  They were having a guest speaker; she couldn’t remember whom.  She thought he was a tapestry weaver … Continue reading

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Alchemy

Natural dyeing is still gathering steam throughout the US.   When we leave here I hope to take some weld and madder with me to start a new dye garden in Essex. At the end of summer,  I hope to … Continue reading

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Ending the trip with a Bang!

My last few days in Maine will be spent riding out what remains of hurricane Irene when she hits these shores.  Hopefully she will be spent by the time she arrives, but everyone has to be prepared for the worst! … Continue reading

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Impressions

       

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>Maine Fiber Artists’ Open Studios

> Well, it’s another beautiful summer in Maine, and I’m so lucky to visit other amazing fiber farmers and fiber artists’ studios! This year’s plan was a bit more involved than previous years, and it was a fun adventure!  My … Continue reading

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>Safflower and Cochineal Shibori

> I may not get things done in a timely fashion, but it seems to me that I’m always juggling too many diverse things.  In the midst of my shibori ideas, I went sailing with my husband for five days … Continue reading

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