The absorbing Colour of Water – a show opens

An all-guild show curated by the Art Gallery of Burlington is currently on in the Lee-Chin Gallery until May 24, 2015.  The theme is, “The Colour of Water,” and our guild has a juried section in the show. The piece that I have submitted is a handwoven scarf inspired by the confluence of the river […]

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Submitted with fingers crossed – first Juried Show

This week was the take-in of pieces for the Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild‘s bi-annual juried show, “Plumage.”  I have submitted this original design beaded triangle shawl, knitted in my handspun 2-ply Muga silk.  It is lightly beaded with Japanese Miyuki 8/0 seed beads. Without a doubt this was my most challenging design work to date. […]

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An Irieknit Design

My commissioned lace stole is overdue for her reveal!  What began as a serious inquiry last Boxing Day on broad specs grew into an original stole design with beautiful Helen’s Lace yarn and light beading. Although knitting for hire was a bundle of new challenges, I knew early on that my label as it were […]

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A weekend to remember: the Sarah Swett Workshop

This past weekend was a high note.  It was Sarah Swett’s “The Value of Wool” workshop in Brighton, Michigan.  The Spinning Loft brought this talented & prolific fibre artist together with 19 spinners to teach us to use the degrees of lightness or darkness of natural wool in 3 different techniques. It was as far back as January […]

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New knits with handspun

Last year’s push to work with my handspun yarns has really started to bear fruit.  I’m excited because there’s now plenty more to share as brand new knits in my life. Fall Colours, my way Back in September, I told you about my Seriously Fun Spin.  Weeks later the dyer, Brooke of The Painted Tiger, […]

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Reality bites – I’ll spin to that

Honest truth – I nearly made my baby gift deadline.  As my Mother loves to say, “Close but no cigar.”  Friends, this is how the saga unfolded…  By Friday night, I was almost finished knitting on a garter border.  It was a beast of a job but I’d have more than enough time on Saturday […]

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More Christmas Knitting

Turns out, I couldn’t abandon the Christmas knitting entirely. For one thing, I was just in a rut.  It’s probably silly to zero-in on stash when knitting for people who have everything except hand knits.  For another, the One of a Kind Show wasn’t exactly all that I had hoped it would be. About OOAK […]

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Out of the Delldrums?

5 weeks ago we ordered a new laptop from Dell.  The original delivery date came & went but now they promise the gem is “in the truck” en route to our house.  This is no special-order machine by the way.  Ask me about their customer service if you dare! Baby Sierra was born yesterday afternoon.  […]

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Knits a lot

First off, I owe the blog an apology.  Sorry for the spotty posting.  It can’t be helped.  My ailing laptop decided that it absolutely cannot run.  It was crashing on every re-boot, and I finally had to let it go.  We have invested in a new laptop but folks, Dell is not given to instant […]

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Sneak Peeks

I haven’t been able to post lately because my computer is on a rampage.  It’s slower than ever & crashes whenever it wants to.  It might just be hung up on a major MS update like DH says but we bought it 5 years ago to the month.  The 1st hard drive crashed months ago […]

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