Category Archives: Other Fiber Arts

Fiber Lethargy No More

Since I last posted in February of this year, I have received e-mails from other bloggers asking why I had gone silent.  The answer to that question is simple:  The 45th president of the U.S.  After the November 2016 election, … Continue reading

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Fun @ BSG

Last night I received a text from my friend Summer in California asking whether I planned on attending the annual Black Sheep Gathering (BSG), held in Eugene, Oregon.  (It started this morning, Friday, June 24, and runs through Sunday, June … Continue reading

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After an Absence …

I haven’t posted for a couple of months!  I’ll bring you up to date on why I’ve had such a quiet blog presence lately.  (My subsequent post will be fiber-related.  I promise.) After two years in limbo, early this year … Continue reading

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Rag Dolls

In the early part of the 20th century, the daughter of cartoonist and author Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938), brought him a faceless rag doll she found in the attic.  The doll is thought to have belonged to her grandmother (source).  After … Continue reading

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Die drei Männlein im Walde/The Three Little Men in the Woods

A professor of German language and literature at a well-known U.S. university recently contacted me with some fiber-related questions. Preparing reading selections for a class, the professor read through stories by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.  Her specific questions arose from … Continue reading

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Another Useful “Womanly Art”

Starting as soon as I could walk (late 1950s), my mother impressed on me that there were “womanly arts” every “nice” lady needed to know.  Thus I took music and dance lessons from tutors while my mother instructed me on … Continue reading

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Fiber Handwork in the Post-Modern Era

I sometimes find it difficult to answer people who ask why I love working with fiber.  After all, they invariably ask (and it always sounds a bit vacuous to me), isn’t it easier to go to the local store and … Continue reading

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