Sunday, December 1, 2013

Collecting Wishes


"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
Shakespeare

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Inside Outside Yellow






Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Webs We Weave

Harvest Yarn Recipe

Ingredients : 
Original recipe makes a happy dyer and knitter

  • 1 toasty woodstove
  • 1 wicker basket
  • 1 cuppa tea
  • 15+ tangled, natural dyed yarns

Directions :
  1. Start by sitting on your favorite chair within toe warming distance of the wood stove.  
  2. Slowly gather first tangled mess of yarn and find loose end.  This may take some time so remember to be patient.  
  3. Sip cuppa tea
  4. Begin by wrapping yarn around fingers until a ball begins to form.  Continue to the end of tangled mess.  
  5. Place finished ball in wicker basket.  
  6. Find new yarn tangle. 
  7. Repeat  # 3 - 6
Prep Time = Summer of growing, harvesting and natural dyeing 
Untangle time = Until that cuppa tea gets cold or fire needs more wood
Ready In Time = for some holiday knitting



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Frankencraften- Natural Dye Wheel

Monday, September 16, 2013

To Dye Or Not To Dye

Has it really been that long?????
Yes, it has.  January is a cold and distant memory.  I am now knee deep in the fall harvest, collecting my dye plants, demoing and embracing the PROCESS.










Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Frankencraften - Free Art

Every morning, mostly, I take the backroad.  Two weeks ago I passed the house on the bend, the one with the hand painted "Bird Song" sign.  That day another sign was nailed to the tree in front.  FREE ART.   30 some canvas oil paintings were displayed out front, for free!  Some were finished and others just beginning.  The magpie in me instinctively looked for the treasure in the lot.
This is what I brought home.
free art2

A few days later when passing by (feeling guilty for wanting more), the paintings were gone and the small sign was covered with a black cloth.  Art never ends.  It travels on via family and friends, a gallery sale, Goodwill donation or free to the person who happens to drive past that day.  I hope others stopped as well.