The Making of a Woven Shawl

Tapestry weaving works tightly back and forth in short rows–each strand staying within its own color area.  This has its own rhythm and joy as the design slowly builds and takes form, but sometimes I just yearn for large strokes and soft textures.  This means it’s time to bring out the triangle shawl loom.  Yes…I have 15 looms.  But each …

A Festival of Needle Felting

I remember the interview for Vermont College, when I was asked what I hoped to be doing in 10 years.  I remember enthusiastically relaying that I wanted to have my own folk school, teaching traditional skills and keeping them from becoming lost arts.  That was in 2004. Ten years later, classes and workshops  were part of our initiatives at Farmstead …