Attention all ye who have followed and supported on this website: We have moved on to bigger and better things! The launching of the Domestic Science Workshop site has been a success, and I am enjoying being able to have a website devoted to teaching others about tradition skills. To replace the need for writing…… Continue reading This site is shutting down…
Imagine me squealing with excitement as I write this post….. Experimenting with different methods of making hand spun yarn is so much fun! My spinning wheel has brought me a lot of delight and the Turkish drop spindle has been fun from time to time. But to be honest I haven’t been using my wheel…… Continue reading D.I.Y. Support Spindle!!!
Hello! Please excuse any confusion this site may have in the next week or so. I am attempting to update and make a few changes. Since the start-up of the sister site, the goal of my business site (Twisted & Plied) has altered. It will now be dedicated to showcasing handmade products, fibers and yarns.…… Continue reading F.Y.I.
Here it is- the thing that has been filling my little bits of time between being mom and keeping up a farmstead:
Here is a clue about the project I have been working on. I am so excited to share what it is next week! This just arrived in the mail yesterday and I have been devouring it! This book is all about “preserving” certain skills….. Happy Day! Heidi
I just HAD to create something today. And I wanted to use some of my beautiful handspun yarns. But I was feeling too impatient to knit or crochet something…well, real. These handspun yarns are just so pretty to look at! To be honest, they intimidate me because they are so pretty. I don’t want to ruin it.…… Continue reading Handspun in the Hair: what to do with art yarn
There is just something about seeing these little people around me with yarn and needles in their hands. The joy that lights up their faces when a tangle of string turns into a thing! Perhaps it is because I feel that same sense of accomplishment when I create a thing, that it excites me so to watch…… Continue reading A Nation of Knitters
Every skill comes with it’s own set of tools and know-how. This posting is especially for the newbee who is overwhelmed with the options of needles in the craft store or online. Other knitters might read on just to see if they learn something new, or you might have some valuable knowledge to lend us…… Continue reading Knitting Toolbag: the needles
As the water trickled down in my thinking portal ( a.k.a. the shower) at 4 o’clock in the afternoon (because it was the first chance I have had all day), I ponderdered on “why does it feel like the house is falling apart and I a, drowning?”. Then it dawned on me. The Hubby was…… Continue reading Finding Balance
It’s been rough week plus a little. To start off last week, my body began a flare up of my chronic illness which includes but isn’t limited to: fatigue, pain, difficulty eating and skin irritations. I haven’t had much energy for even knitting or spinning. Although I did do a little… And we also…… Continue reading Diary of a Fiber Artist entry #1