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About me

Fiber artist - knit, weave, and quilt. I am also getting back into garment sewing. I have started to dye my own yarn and I'm learning to spin.

Memory Project

This was sitting in draft, not sure for how long, but I’m determined to catch up on my posts! 2 years ago, for NEWS, our guild did a memory project. Each one of us would weave something that was either … Continue reading

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Storing Circular Knitting Needles

Always a problem; how to store circular knitting needles.  There are different items for sale out in the internet; but they are either too expensive or not really how I want to store them. Years ago I used to use … Continue reading

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Why ‘perfect’ should be a 4 letter word!

I want my blog posts to be perfect – full of photos as I go step by step through my creative process.  I want it to look like the blog posts from bloggers that I admire and enjoy reading. The truth … Continue reading

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Blouse using a 1963 pattern

It seems that it takes me at least 3 muslins before I am ready to cut the pattern in the actual fabric and this blouse was no exception. PatternReview is having a contest in which you had to use a pattern … Continue reading

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Winding the warp – Part 3 of a multi part weaving and sewing saga

A whole post on winding the warp!?  Well, um, yes.  But it will be a short one, I promise. See, first of all I decided to add a yard to the length of the warp.  I had about 10 wraps … Continue reading

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The Fabric starts – Part 2 of a multi part weaving and sewing saga

Over the last few years I have been dyeing with natural dyes.  In addition, NOBO has had an annual Dye Day in which participants bring different natural dyes and pre-mordanted yarns and we all dye skeins of yarn, dipping them … Continue reading

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September 2015 – Part 1 of a multi part weaving and sewing saga

In the September NOBO meeting we hosted Sarah Fortin  – who weaves up wonderful fabrics and sews them into lovely jackets and coats.  She brought some of those beautiful jackets and coats with her.  She spoke to us for 2-1/2 … Continue reading

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I’m on a roll here….

I was shopping online for fabric one day and saw this fabric: It wasn’t what I was looking for at the time, but I felt that I had to have it, so I bought 3 yards of it, thinking to … Continue reading

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I’ve been sewing!

I wanted this dress from The Gap: But it was all out in my size. So I thought, “I know!  I will sew one!  How hard can it be?” I searched for a pattern that matched the dress and came … Continue reading

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A little weaving…

I know, I know, it’s been over a year (make that over two three years) since I last posted on this blog.  Not sure why, but there you have it. I have done quite a few things since then, and maybe … Continue reading

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