Handwoven Christmas Stockings

It’s always a little nostalgic when my family decorates for Christmas. My grandmother on my father’s side was a weaver and also ventured into needle crafts such as needlepoint. My grandmother on my mother’s side crocheted. Both loved Christmas so we have quite a few ornaments and Christmas decorations handmade…

A Baby Blanket for Kaitlyn

I absolutely love creating projects when given a theme! My very good friend’s daughter will be welcoming a baby boy into the family in January and it was no surprise when Lori told me that Kaitlyn was planning on decorating the nursery using a space theme. Kaitlyn has always had…

Weaving Baby Blankets with Sugarwheel Cotton

I really LOVE weaving with this cotton. Not only do I love the feel of the cotton, the colorways are just beautiful. I wove my first blanket for my daughter Kassie’s good friend Molly who welcomed her baby boy earlier this October and it turned out great. Here’s a picture…

How To Paint a Warp

I am super excited to start this project! My very good friend is going to be a grandma soon and I wanted to weave an extra special blanket for her first grandchild. For as long as I could remember, her daughter, Kaitlyn, has been fascinated with outer space. In fact,…

Dyeing Wool with Sabraset Acid Dyes

It’s a beautiful fall day in northern Michigan! The weather can change on a dime during this time of year so we have to make the best of these last few nice days to get out into the dye studio. Dyeing is much more pleasant to do when there’s no…

Natural Dyeing with Sumac

I’m actually loving this natural dyeing journey. I love exploring nature and just the idea of using natural plants to create colors really speaks to my heart. I’ve been waiting for the sumac around my house to produce berries. I’ve been dyeing quite a bit with dye materials that produce…

Dyeing with Marigolds

Oh the color- and the scent of the marigolds is as equally impressive! My daughter, Kassie, and I harvested these beautiful marigolds from a friend’s country home in nearby Harrietta. My friend, Joy, is an expert natural dyer (although she doesn’t love that term) and she loaded us up on…