locavore weekend

this past weekend i was teaching in NYC, but the previous weekend was cram-packed with local fun. my pal Mrs. Hungry (ha that’s your new name i just decided!) and her other half came up to visit, and coincidentally there was an event going on that i just knew all four […]

sheep and wool annual report

above you see my bounty from the 2009 NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. for the first time i was able to go BOTH DAYS, since i now live upstate and can drive myself there. the Ulster Handspinners (my guild) has a booth every year, so this year i was actually a vendor and got to […]

get on the bus!

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speaking of the bus trip from brooklyn to rhinebeck, i just got a note from heather saying that there is indeed STILL ROOM! if i weren’t already up here i’d be on that bus […]


i can hardly believe the time has nearly come, but next sunday (10/26) i fly to oaxaca, mexico and i am so excited! i’ve been mildly obsessed with the incredible woven and embroidered textiles of mexico for a couple of years now, and this trip has been organized by Linda LaBelle of the Yarn Tree, […]

playing the building

i know i didn’t post a whole lot this summer, because i’ve been working on a very important, and BIG, Secret Project. more on that later. but i did have a few noteworthy adventures. i took mr. smith on a surprise outing to visit David Byrne’s beautiful installation, Playing the Building, at the Battery Maritime […]

field trip to androsia batik, chapter 2

on our first full day in andros, we visited androsia, a beautiful workshop that produces batiked fabric and clothing. george and i fell in love with the place and hope to figure out how to work with them on a project in the future. oh yes, did i mention the plan is to visit andros […]

andros at last, chapter 1

ok, so yes i’m way behind on posting lots of things that have been happening around here, first and foremost of which was my vacation back in april to andros, the biggest and least populated island of the bahamas. i have 9 posts planned out (i took LOTS of photos) so will try to get […]

alabama YUMMY weekend!

the sewing part of my alabama dream weekend was definitely the main attraction, but i have to say the food was a phenomenal complement to the experience! simultaneous to our workshop was a 2-day cooking class led by the talented Angie Mosier, who i could swear i know from a past life (and she felt […]

alabama studio weekend

last weekend, i attended the first-ever Alabama Stitch Workshop with the incomparable natalie chanin of Alabama Chanin. natalie has been an inspiration to me since i first learned of her original company, Project Alabama, around 2000. meeting her, hearing her stories, and learning how she works was a dream come true…

i was actually chosen to […]

sheep and wool

last weekend i attended the 2007 New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. phylleri needed a little help since she had a double booth where she sold her lovely hand-dyed yarn and roving, as well as two angora goat kids to show, a doe named tilly and a buck named tommy.phylleri showed tilly herself, but […]

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