Handcrafts

The Knitting Project: learning from our past to propel us into the future

Recently the desire to know more about the courageous woman who built this Nation and my love of knitting collided. Questions rattle around in my brain. When did knitting change from a life skill to a hobby? How did our Great Grandmothers find time to knit all the textiles their families required? Without the help…… Continue reading The Knitting Project: learning from our past to propel us into the future

Adventures n · Fiber prep · Fresh off the wheel · Handcrafts · knit · Learning to spin · Tutorials

From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca

This month has been crazy busy. If it is any indication of how the rest of the year is going to be, then wow, I better not blink or I might miss it! I seem to have peaked the curiosity of others where I live. Without any suggestion on my part I was nominated to… Continue reading From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca

Adventures n · Fall Fiber Harvest · Fiber prep · Real Life

Adventures of a Super Goat Lady Fall Fiber Harvest Part III

There we were, my husband and I shearing this lovely Angora goat Hanzel. He was almost finished. And then this happened….. Yep. Fire. It has been exactly a week today.  The children and I have left to stay at Granny’s house while cleanup is happening. I have asthma so I can’t be around all the…… Continue reading Adventures of a Super Goat Lady Fall Fiber Harvest Part III