Home Schooling

When Brittney was in 6th grade (middle school) things started to go down hill. it's a hard age for many kids and Brittney was dealing with things in ways I didn't like and, in addition to behavior issues, her grades were suffering. Early in the school year I decided...

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Rhinebeck 2013

I know I've said this before lots of times. I am a terrible blogger. I generally live in the moment and so when I am away from home and seeing new things or teaching, I forget about the photography. when I get home I always wish I had remembered to take out the camera...

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Preparing for Rhinebeck – or any teaching at all

For the last 3 weeks... maybe 4...maybe more...I have been getting ready to teach at Rhinebeck. I'm teaching six class periods and one of the classes repeats so I have 5 classes to get ready. Many of the classes I teach use raw wool for at least part of the time so my...

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Big Changes – sort of

Some of you have noticed that my blog moved to a different place.  And now I can give the details about why. A year ago I closed the brick and mortar store. The goal was to teach more and write more. Well I am doing those things so my mission was accomplished. Over...

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In Which I am Injured

So remember when I talked about spinning for Hiro? Well, then I got really busy and the project was put aside for a little bit.  Then the photography for my book was scheduled and things were needed for the shoot before I even got there and I sent them my Jacob...

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Fiber Prep For Production Spinning

One of the things we want to do during Spinzilla, which is from October 7 to the 13th, is spin miles and miles of yardage. Five years ago I thought I was a spinner with average speed but over the years and with lots of practice I have gained speed in both wool prep...

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A Book in Progress.

Did you miss me? Things have been crazy here. I found out at the end of August that I had to go to Massachusetts for my photo shoot this past week. so the piling began.  The car was full with my spinning wheel and 2 drum carders all of my tools as well as pounds and...

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Stains Anyone?

I'm like all of the rest of you. I like to buy good fleeces. Good ones. No breaks, no stains. You know what I mean? Now I'm in trouble. I need a couple of locks of bad wool. Something with a blue or green stain. something with a very obvious break. A really good...

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I’m a Happy Camper

So there's this retreat coming up in September. You can see all the in depth details here Happycamperfiber.com. This retreat is happening September 20th to the 22nd. It will be small and intimate - around 30 people total. You will get to take all three classes. Each...

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