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Wearing scarves: I eat my words

As a young professional, I went to a party a color palette party. This “party” made me feel pretty ancient. Where were the festivities, random uninhibited behavior, general raucousness? There must have been something in the punch, as I left having...

#AskACurator from Fiber Art Now

Just had to share some of the content compiled by Fiber Art Now after their Twitter chat on September 17, 2014. As I can’t seem to embed this directly into my blog, let me link you to the Storify page, which has some great contemporary and historic textile...
Crochet Circular Cast on

Crochet Circular Cast on

The intoxicating inspiration of FiberCamp 2014 spawned new project ideas, friendships and improved techniques in crochet, sewing and knitting. In heady fumes of the moment, I imagined writing several blog posts about the weekend. In reality, I’ve only written on...
Cool, Baby: MFA’s Hippie Chic

Cool, Baby: MFA’s Hippie Chic

Did you catch it yet? It’s a total trip that I really dig. The Museum of Fine Art’s Hippie Chic fashion exhibit is a blast from the past. The fifty-three outfits span the 1960s and 70s and are curated into five themes according to influence.  The...

Learn Knitting Skills in Melrose

The Melrose Adult Education program list is growing by leaps and bounds this spring!  There’s opportunities to learn about painting, acting, business skills, interior design and craft.  Yours truly will lead two sessions on basic knitting skills, a lecture on...

My first online yarn purchase: Miss Babbs

Living in the Boston area, wool lovers are spoiled with more than 20 local yarn stores (lys), multiple sheep and wool festivals and a bevy of fairs where you can find independent dyers tempting us with luscious fiber and colors. My yarn stash does just fine without...