Category Archives: Other Fiber Arts

Why I Love the Knitting Community

Why I Love the Knitting Community. This is written by the young lady who is now the very happy possessor of half of my stash.  It looks like she’s been busy sorting!  I am so happy that my stash has … Continue reading

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Art & Craft Fairs

I regularly attend art and craft fairs – not just to see what others are doing but also to chat with artists and make some purchases! On Friday we attended the Crocker Art Museum‘s annual holiday art and craft fair in Sacramento.  … Continue reading

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Anonymous Was a Woman

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)wrote: “Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” Woolf’s phrase comes to mind every time I re-read Piecework or … Continue reading

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What Happened to Hats?!

In the “Lucy Gets a Paris Gown” episode of the I Love Lucy series, Ethel and Lucy were determined to get “Jacques Marcel” designer outfits. They were delighted when Ricky and Fred surprised them with the trendy ensembles, and Lucy … Continue reading

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Name that Garment

Browsing through Jane Sowerby’s Victorian Lace Today, I wondered about the origin of words for specific items of clothing – like a fichu. Sowerby has two different patterns for fichus, both lovely though I’m not sure I’d ever make one. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Ishi Bag

Yesterday I posted a picture of what I was feverishly working to finish as a gift for my daughter for Mother’s Day. I was sure no one would be able to figure out what I was knitting. But I should … Continue reading

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Art, Craft or Hobby?

For the last two days I’ve been working on a project for my daughter for Mother’s Day. (Here’s a picture of it in an early stage and yes I know you’re wondering if I’m simply making a stack of potholders … Continue reading

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