shibori workshop

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here are some photos from the very exciting, inspiring, potentially life-altering 5-day shibori dyeing workshop i took two weeks ago, with the extremely brilliant artist Joan Morris, at the Womens Studio Workshop. as usual […]

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it’s starting to feel like a FARM around these parts! on wednesday i brought home six chicks: 3 araucanas, 1 rhode island red, and 2 red cross. when they grow up, they will live […]

back to school

here is the sample dress that i made for the sewing class that will repeat later this month at lena’s, from the Built by You pattern #3835. i was really excited for it to become my new wear-it-all-the-time, perfect-for-all-occasions, go-to dress. unfortunately, it came out a bit– ahem– snug. weird because i made it the […]

fleeced

two weekends ago i participated in my first-ever fleece to shawl competition at the Ulster County Fair. five of us (all members of the Ulster County Handspinners Guild, which i’ve been neglecting to mention that i joined last winter), dubbed the Virgin Woolies (it was our first time!) took the virgin […]

fall classes @ Home Ec!

here are all the details for the roster at Home Ec in Park Slope. i’m teaching patternmaking here and they also offer sewing and knitting classes…Home Ec is Flirt Brooklyn’s new creative space on 3rd Avenue near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn’s Park Slope! in search of a design studio for our Flirt clothing line, […]

hodge podge is FLY!

i got an eagerly anticipated e-mail from andrea of fly this morning telling me that THE WEBISODE IS UP!!! it’s only part I of her Renegade adventures, but her interview with me is the very first segment and even though i’m a total dork i think it’s pretty good! i’m happy she kept in the […]

blogiversary

well, it’s been exactly one year since i started this blog! looking above (at left, studio one year ago, at right, studio yesterday) it would seem that not much has changed, but so many things have… i guess my housekeeping skills are not among them though. i am going to wax poetic about what i’ve […]

spend some quality time on the porch!

the porch show at cinders is amazing! the opening was really fun but way too crowded for photos so i went back a few days later and took these. just look at that porch! and the grass-painted floor! and the swing! they’ve got all kinds of fun music shows planned all summer long, including 2 […]

porch show

i contributed some crochet flowers to the Porch Show at cinders! the opening is friday so if you’re in nyc stop in for a mint julep! many friends, SAPLINGS, and artists i love are also participating so even if you don’t make the opening, try to visit sometime over the summer, and get on the […]

get out the VOTE!

it’s time to cast your VOTE for the 2007 softie awards! you have until friday to make your voice heard. you can preview all of the finalists here and here. and everyone is eligible in this election, no matter your age, location or party affiliation…

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