Jun 102011
 
Learning about: Star Quilts of the Lakota with Gloria Crazy Cat

This is an example of Gloria’s work, which includes eagle imagery within the star pattern. There is something simple, yet very evocative, about a star.  Stars can be cute, they can be beautiful, and, in the case of Lakota (Sioux) quilters, they can tell a piece of a story about a culture.   Nine months ago, […]

  •  June 10, 2011
May 192011
 
The Sheep is on the Bush

Recompiling most of my notes from my lost computer has been a pain, but I wanted to share my two favorite images because they make me giggle.  Early thought about where cotton came from (including from Pliny, who appears to get everything wrong) was that it came from plant-based sheep. Wouldn’t you like one?

  •  May 19, 2011
May 192011
 

Every once in a while I get emails from people who do fun fibery things.  Ewe and Us – a local Nebraska sheep farm – is hosting a felting class on June 1st.  If you’re interested, please read below or visit their site! * Felting Fun  at the Farm* Ewe And Us is hosting a […]

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May 162011
 
Crafty Misconceptions

I don’t know where I first heard the stories about it. It could have been in one of the first books on knitting I read. It could have been on the forum on Knitty, or on the Knit List, or on one of the millions of blogs I read through during the first few years […]

  •  May 16, 2011
Mar 092011
 
This is where we learn a life lesson...

This life lesson isn’t so much about knitting, or spinning, or taking the time to do things that you want to do as it is an even more boring and hard one: Make sure you save stuff on your computer. If you don’t, you will be sad. For years, I backed up certain files (pictures […]

  •  March 9, 2011