stitches on parade

i have often found it hard to articulate, when i’ve been asked (by non-yarnies), just what it is i love so much about the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival. i mean, sure, there’s YARN, and fiber to spin into yarn, and fiber animals, and patterns to crochet or knit, all of which […]

rhinebeck review

before i leave for the UK (today! squee!) i thought i’d better share my Rhinebeck adventures. i was there four days in a row, which you probably didn’t even think was possible! classes started on thursday though, and for the first time, i took one. it was a spinning class, called Creating the Yarn […]

fall festivals

suddenly, without any warning at all (i’m still trying to figure out that happened to August?) it’s that time of year again. for us makers, the busiest time! though it seems this whole year has been a whirlwind.

wednesday i’m off to teach AND learn at Squam Art Workshops. i’m very much looking forward to taking […]

june/july classes

ok, time for my monthly note about what classes i’m teaching, in the big old apple and beyond! i’m coming down next weekend, June 24-26, and this will be my last trip to the city until September, so hop on the boat and learn a new skill, and you can keep on making all […]


there are few events of the year that will get me out of bed before 7am with a big silly grin on my face… but every year around this time is the giddy-making phenomenon i call Sheep & Wool weekend, affectionately known as “Rhinebeck” by fiber people across the country. this […]

simple tote @ wing & clover

tomorrow begins my first sewing class of the Fall season: Simple Tote (Beginner Sewing) at Wing & Clover in Rhinebeck. over 3 weeks we will learn to make a customizable tote bag with a lining, boxed corners, pockets and sturdy 4-ply handles. there are still a few open spots! it’s a […]

back to school!

i traditionally take the month of August off from teaching; it’s a slow month anyway and allows me to regroup for beginning a new *school* year. and then i somehow booked myself for four craft fairs in September, so we are fast forwarding ahead to October to really start the new season […]

embroidery @ wing & clover

summer is a perfect season to embroider; you can use some artistic stitchery to embellish or mend just about anything. this saturday (june 26) i will be teaching a 4-hour embroidery and applique workshop at my favorite local shop: wing & clover in rhinebeck. if you are a creative soul, you must visit this lovely […]

sewing @ wing & clover

i’ll be teaching a beginner sewing class in rhinebeck this weekend, at the lovely wing & clover. there are still spaces available! if you’ve been wanting to learn to sew, here’s your chance. by the end of the three class sessions, you’ll have made friends with your machine, and designed your own tote bag (like […]

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 […]

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