Silk and bamboo are very different

This morning I’m drinking tea and gathering my strength for this weekend. I’ll be marching in my hometown with the Women’s March sister-march just after noon. Then hoping in the car to drive to Chicago for one night to see a fancy Broadway show about american history. You’ll never guess which one… But as I…

january slump

The weather here in Michigan has been just icky. Hovering somewhere just between freezing and not, somewhere just between raining and slush falling from the sky is not my idea of a Michigan winter. Fortunately my studio is in my basement and terrible weather is perfectly fine if you aren’t leaving the house! So far…

Finally!

We made it all the way to the last week of the year! Way to go us! Things have been quiet around here, I know. I’ll be here posting about the last few weeks pretty soon. But in the meantime… Have a lovely New Year!  

Finally Friday

I’m switching things up a little today: A much needed break from bamboo and a fun, quick-weaving texture scarf. This afternoon will be filled with errands and finishing up these cotton scarves. Then I’m giving myself a night off to go see a movie! I’m also sending out some special striped washcloths to Motor City…

Time to hustle

Alright. I had an unexpectedly good weekend of sales at the Toldeo Maker’s Mart! Awesome! But also, I have three weeks until the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and I’m starting with almost no product. On top of that I have two large-ish commissioned orders to get done before December as well. So my schedule is…

Toldeo Maker’s Mart

So it’s been a hard week. If you’re like me you might want a break from thinking about the current US political situation. And you can have just that tomorrow at the Toledo Maker’s Mart. Come see me and so many other awesome makers selling our wares. Get gift ideas, treats for yourself, and support…

Fair’s Fair

On Saturday November 12th I’ll be at the Toledo Maker’s Mart selling my wares. I am so excited and also a little nervous. I’m not nervous about the fair itself, but about how much weaving and finishing I have left to do before Saturday. I am so happy that I’m getting a chance to try this…

Fibers, going “green” and paying myself minimum wage

*I have so much more to say/figure out on this topic. This is probably part one of a series of posts on the cost/ethics of handmade goods* I’m trying to steer my weaving in a particular direction but I’ve been pondering the best way to do it for a while.   I want to get more…

Placemats

It’s been a while since I last made placemats. Altogether though, it’s been a fun process, working with my customer to find out what colors and style works for his space. The weaving was pretty fast since it was just plain weave, but  with the color variations it was more interesting than the washcloths I’ve…

goods woven

I got some very tasty apples at the Dixboro Farmer’s Market tonight, if you’re inclined to make things with apples I highly recommend coming out next Friday afternoon. It’s the last market of the season! I really loved watching all the tiny superheroes and animals and royalty parading around the market and demanding candy tonight….