gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

The best part about trying to create a network of local fiber artists is actually getting to know these incredibly talented and inspiring people, and watching how one connection leads to another. That’s what happened when I connected with my friend Caroline, a fellow natural dyer. She found out about my natural dyeing classes in …

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In the last days of being pregnant, I cast on my “labor project”: a cardigan for the baby, made with the silk yarn I spun this winter for that purpose. Someone had recommended that I have a project in mind — something relaxing and not too physically demanding — to keep my hands and mind …

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There’s nothing like moving to South Carolina in August to make even the most dedicated wool spinner like me think, “Hmm, maybe it’s time to start exploring other kinds of fiber…?” The locals tell us it’s been an unusually cool summer. Well, it’s still plenty hot for me. Not unbearably hot, but just hot enough …

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