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A real piece of work, dyeing, water color painting -

How does anyone start after being bombarded with a version of the same message from everyone else. Nope - not going to discuss the pandemic, or the past or the future and how it relates or any other big elephant in the room issues. As many of you know, I take a lot of workshops and webinars business related, art related and life related. It is a way of connecting and keep up to date and "how" others are doing things. One thing I have always wanted to explore further was watercolor painting. To me, it's directly related to my...

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felted fabric, fulled fabric, knit fabric, Textile science, woven fabric -

There are endless variations among the three, but the structures boil down to: Woven, Knit or Felted (common terms).

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Saori, weaving -

FedEx has played games with an order coming from one of my favorites - "Weavin' Place" in Folsom, Louisiana. Making working a little sketchy, in-between caring/worrying about the Louie situation. Cheryl Dunworth and I had been talking for quite some time about me getting a Saori loom. As a 30+ year weaver (how many years since I dove in head first, doesn't mean I wove that whole time) I knew deep down I was always attracted to "color/texture" so the first time I saw Chiaki O'Brien and Dan too, I was intrigued and perplexed, here was something that made sense,...

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Spring is just around the corner, and I was so thrilled to know I would be seeing so many of my friends I didn't last year. Some may recall, Louie was accidentally poisoned just before Black Swamp Market Day, and we needed each other, I had to cancel the day before and the organizers were great about it and I am grateful. He is fine now, but unfortunately this year - two shows in a row canceled yesterday. Both Black Swamp and Madison Knit-In decided not this time. Each show unique, but pretty much the same core group of attendees,...

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With my curiosity peaked, everyday when the workshop concluded I hopped in my car and went for a drive around the countryside to see what was going on among the daily, ritualistic life of the Amish.

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