bits and bobs and a class this weekend

if you live local to me (that’d be the Hudson Valley/Catskills area of NY), i just want to make sure you know about the loveliness that is Sew Woodstock. it’s a new-ish shop in the town of Woodstock, dedicated to sewing, and run by two of the nicest women, Sally and Molly. they are big [...]

coming up: Fiber College of Maine

photos by Gale Zucker

in just a few weeks i’ll be headed up to Searsport, Maine to teach at Fiber College of Maine. i’ve been curious about this annual event since i first heard about it several years ago, because it sounds quite different than anything i’ve attended before. for one thing, it’s held at [...]

Let's hook up some rag rugs!

you guys! it’s SUMMER! today is July 1st (you probably know that) and since June was pure busy-ness for me, i’m beyond excited that starting today things can finally slow down a bit.

so, what are we gonna do all summer? have you been hooking rugs like mad? why? well, surely you’ve seen my new Crochet [...]

reflections on Squam, June 2014 edition

oh Squam. you never fail to intoxicate, rejuvenate and educate me. this was my 9th (!) time at this creative gathering on a loon-filled lake in the woods of New Hampshire. i just read my account of my very first Squam experience and it all holds true to this day. it never gets old.

the yarn [...]

postcard from Squam

i’m back from Squam, and it was as glorious as ever. i’m exhausted, energized, inspired, fulfilled and oh so honored and grateful to have been part of it. and this weekend i’m off to Shakerag! look out for a Squam recap post later this week.

oh, and the winner of the Dropcloth samplers giveaway was Kay, [...]

design your own wardrobe!!!

do these girls look EXCITED to you? well, let me tell you: they ARE. but their enthusiasm is only about 1% of what i’m feeling as i announce my newest workshop with Creativebug! (oh, and they are wearing samples of the tunics, dresses and shirts YOU can make too after taking it!)

since i’m feeling quite [...]

the Makerie (part 3): flavor

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perhaps the hardest part of writing about art retreats is trying to capture the true flavor of the experience. every one i’ve ever been to has been deliciously inspiring and energizing. yet, even the [...]

the Makerie (part 2.1): workshops/teachers THIS year!

so, who’s teaching at this year’s Makerie? as usual it’s a lineup of talented makers that i’m beyond proud to be part of: helen dardik, rachel faucett, kristen fitzgerrell, jennifer mercede, mia semingson, and my pal rebecca ringquist! i can’t wait to meet these creative ladies and hopefully take one of their classes too. the [...]

the Makerie (part 2): workshops/teachers (last year)

arguably the most important draw for any art retreat is the roster of teachers and workshops, which change from year to year. surely you have artists, designers or bloggers that you follow and admire, and if you learn that they are teaching at one of these creative getaways, i’m willing to bet you won’t regret [...]

the Makerie (part 1): the setting

i’m getting so excited to return to the Makerie in April! i had such an amazing time last year, but — as with many events where i have a super awesome time and take a zillion pics — i never managed to get a blog post up, because i wanted to really do it justice. [...]

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