New work: The Aspen Scarf

The Aspen scarf is back! I originally designed this in 2018 and I don’t often repeat scarf designs, but there is something special to me about this one. I made some small changes in this second incarnation, but the pattern and colors are still inspired by the silvery bark and shivering leaves of the quaking…

2021 is quite the year (for donating money to a good cause)

An Announcement:I’ve decided to donate 5% of my 2021 sales to Black & Pink (www.blackandpink.org). From their website: “Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.” This is…

September 2020 update

So… no mention of the year since I last posted…. Here we are in a world I can’t say I was expecting last September. New things! I’m getting the hang of virtual craft shows, getting used to a new apartment, new weaving space, new ways of moving through the world, new everything kinda… There will…

Fall 2019 Update!

Long-time, no post! Here’s an update: Back in Michigan after an eventful year of travel. Making plans for the fall fairs I’ll be attending and getting my cat settled in our new apartment. What fairs you ask? Well I have a couple confirmed and a few more coming soon. November schedule: Saturday November 16th —…

Wisconsin!

Here I am, not in Canada! Surprise! In an exceptionally last minute turn of events I am spending the fall as an artist in residence at the Tomorrow River Homestead in Nelsonville, WI. I’m starting a tinyletter newsletter to keep folks updated on my movements this year, the link to sign up is here and…

Custom House Incubator: a new adventure

Big news!!!! Earlier in the summer I applied, interviewed, and was offered a place in a brand-new Artisan Incubator program offered by the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Nova Scotia. What that means, in practical terms, is that I am packing up my life in Michigan and moving to Canada for a…

Ooops it’s been a year!

So that happened fast! A year later and I’m still weaving, still working full-time, still trying to make all those things in my life work together. One or two pretty things happened in the last 11 months…     More updates coming soon.

Indigo, Bamboo, and collaboration

Here in my basement weaving studio things can get pretty solitary. I listen to radio and podcasts while I work to bring some human voices into my space, but weaving isn’t a collaborative type of art. That’s why this current project I’m working on has been so fun, and so challenging. I sent some yarn…

Full time/part time

I’m full time at my day-job again! This may mean less-frequent blogging again, but I’m hoping I can keep up with everything. I’ll be posting my spring market schedule soon…… So, full time office work/part time weaving for the foreseeable future! So here’s a cloth napkin I finished and photographed recently:   Happy Spring!  …

Monday after the time-shift

I’m very sleepy. Losing an hour doesn’t seem like that much on one hand, but it really really made me exhausted over these last few days. I just finished some place mats and napkins that I’m really excited about. I am using the natural dyed yarn that my cool Chicago friends dyed with avocado skins…