paper doll

when i moved up to the Hudson Valley from NYC in 2009, i knew exactly 2 people who lived up here, and wondered how i’d ever make new friends since my plan was to become a complete hermit. i also wondered if i’d ever be able to find *my* kind of people… makers, artists, oddballs… [...]

collage crochet

photo by Thea Coughllin

as Summer whizzes by, while i try to savor these days to their fullest, i am also looking ahead and preparing for the workshops i’m teaching this Fall. one that i’m SO looking forward to is Collage Crochet at the Taproot Gathering in September. you all know that one of my [...]

Squam Smock report

one of the classes i taught at the June session of SAW was Squam Smock. this was the very first time i’ve ever taught people how to sew their own versions of my popular smock dresses, using my original patterns, and what fun we had! it was a pure joy to teach [...]

reflections on Squam (spring 2013)

1. Eldorado, the funnest cabin ever 2. Rainbow bag 3. Air pose 4. Rainy day on the dock 5. The yarnification 6. I love that lake 7. I am here. 8. Process gallery 9. Tiny Tomten 10. The heart 11. Bedroom morning light 12. Ravelry Revelry!

another June, and another magical Squam have come and gone. [...]

Squam Art Fair is this weekend!

oh my goodness, can you even believe this list? yes, it does include Stephen West, Ysolda Teague, and Gudrun Johnston, just to name a few of the knitting legends who will be there! if you’re within driving distance of New Hampshire, and a fiber lover of any kind, i strongly urge you to come to [...]

intuitive lens

Intuitive Lens with Thea Coughlin from Squam on Vimeo.

people tell me all the time that they wish they could go to Squam. and i always say that i wish everyone could go, because it is such a magical, transformative experience. well, here’s a way you can get a taste of the magic without having to [...]

reflections on Squam: fall 2012 session

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in september i attended my sixth session of Squam Art Workshops. such bliss. now that i have been so many times, it’s almost more like coming home to a family, than leaving home to go somewhere… we can have [...]

come to the fair!

it’s that time of year again! if you’re within reach of the state of New Hampshire, and you love handmade artisanal wares, you might wwant to get yourself over to the fifth annual Squam Art Fair in Holderness. i’ll be there with dresses, leggings, crochet hats and dyed silk and wool scarves, and the other [...]

long overdue Squam post (part 2)

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i taught two 6-hour classes at the Spring Session of Squam this year, Pattern Play and Dream Skirt.

Pattern Play was awesome; i always love opening up the possibilities of pattern drafting with students for the first time! if any [...]

long overdue Squam post (part 1)

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what the what?!? (sorry, i’ve been watching reruns of 30 Rock while i crochet in the evenings…) have i really not posted since may 31? oh my. that may be a new record for me. well, here i am [...]

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