Sunday, January 10, 2016

Whole foods plant based living

This post is not about fiber arts but something I want to share with everyone.

One of the many emails I get contained a link to a web site that I feel blessed to know about.

It is http:// www.nutritionfacts.org

The site contains a lot of information about food and it's positive and negative affects on humans. Dr. Greger is all about the science and if new science proves the old science wrong.. He will try to let you know. There are no hidden agendas on this site, just healthy living for all.

His book is fantastic but if you cannot afford it a lot of the information is on the web site in video and articles for all. He has a free email list that gives you a weekly article or video on nutrition. It is a great way to start.

What a gift for all humans.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Upcoming Fiber events

Just wanted to update everyone on upcoming fiber events in NM

On November 21st & 22nd the EspaƱola Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) is sponsoring the annual Fall Fiber Fiesta. This event will include a fiber arts market, demos, & activities.

This year they are excited to be holding this event at the Scottish Rite Temple in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.

 

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Taos Wool Festival

I attended the Taos Wool Festival this past weekend and had tons of fun. I bought some incredible fleeces that I hope to weave into fleece rugs. I took a class on making art batts and really enjoyed it.

Taos food was fantastic and I was thrilled to discover how vegan/ vegetarian Taos is. Yeah! It is also a very dog friendly town, many stores will allow you to bring your dog inside. The restaurant patios were also dog friendly too.

This is one of the beautiful fleeces in the fleece show

 

A very cool Saori Weaving loom, that we got to see.

Some of the art batts made by students in the class I took

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Los Golindrinas Harvest Festival

Many east mountain fiber farmers will have their beautiful fleeces, fiber and art for sale at the Los Golindrinas Harvest festival October 2nd and 3rd. Please visit their booths and support our local farms.

 

 

Los Golindrinas Harvest Festival

Many east mountain fiber farmers will have their beautiful fleeces, fiber and art for sale at the Los Golindrinas Harvest festival October 2nd and 3rd. Please visit their booths and support our local farms.

 

All Batting is on sale thru Columbus Day.

Yarns and colored fiber for spinning in Fall Colors.

Gaywool Dyes, easy to use and colorfast.

Fleece winner from the State Fair, 1st & 2nd Place

Will have finished items at the EVFAC Tent at

The Harvest Festival @Golondrinas Oct 2 & 3

 

 
 
 

 

Old Fashioned Sheep Sheering machine

See this old fashioned sheep sheering machine. This and all kinds of cool stuff are at the NM State Fair.

 

 
 
 

 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Loom Love!

I have a new love in my life, it is four shaft weaving!

 

It happened kind of unexpectedly, I love to work with wool locks. I often tail spin then I heard about weaving a rug out of unspun locks..it looks like a sheep skin but no sheep is harmed. This type of weaving cannot be done on a rigid heddle loom. So I started my search for a floor loom that can weave rugs. An awesome rug weaver from Abiquiu, NM told me about a used four shaft floor loom for sale in Espinola..And I got a lovely floor loom.

I took the loom home and put it together and warped it to weave a sampler. It seemed to me I should know a little about the other types of weaving. Well I discovered the power of weaving with four shafts. It is soooo cool. With the same threading sequence you can weave a variety of designs. I am totally smitten.

Today I wove several inches of crackle weave and it is still love. The design is just amazing! Designing crackle patterns is way out of my league now, but folks this is so cool! You have to try it.

My New Love