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Enter, Sheepishly

Pun not originally intended, but take it as you will. It’s been over a month (eep, month an a half?!) since my last post here, and I am ashamed. There has been plenty to post about, but I just haven’t … Continue reading →

Maryland Sheep and Wool 2016!

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Hey all! It’s been nearly two weeks since the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival — sorry for the delay in my annual wrap up! In brief, I got to hit pretty much everything I wanted to, and multiple times at that … Continue reading →

How to Make a Slipknot

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Something very peculiar happens when someone starts learning to knit or crochet: They forget how to make a slipknot. I’ve seen this again and again; there’s something about applying an old learned skill to a new art that causes them to … Continue reading →

By a Thousand Cuts

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This post is summed up pretty well by the fact that I already wrote it once… and then my iPad WordPress app deleted half of the first draft. It’s been a long couple of months, where everything felt like it … Continue reading →

The Thirteenth Hour

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I just finished the thirteenth hour of my workday. It has been a good but long day, starting in the morning with my crochet student triumphantly finishing her first amigurumi: Yes, she crocheted Yoda! The Star Wars crochet kit is … Continue reading →

Returning to Textile Ternions

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Now, for an addendum to my initial post on Textile Ternions by Diana Guenther! First, the most important update is that the exhibit is still hanging! From what I heard, it will hang until around March 12, so if you … Continue reading →

An update from my spinning group

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My friend Liz got a Hansen minispinner. If you are unfamiliar with spinning wheels (as, to my surprise, most of the world is), Hansen minispinners are electric. Running off either a plug or battery, a wee motor drives the flyer … Continue reading →


I forgot one

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Folks, I forgot one of my resolutions: go to a museum once a month. I love going to museums — my family always went to museums on vacations as a child, and as an adult I’m still not entirely sure what to do with myself … Continue reading →

Inevitable

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Around a year after finishing my doctorate, I was in a coffee shop with one of my supervisors catching up and discussing my future. The coffee shop was part of the Dovecot Gallery and Tapestry Studio in Edinburgh, which just happened to … Continue reading →