Author: Catherine

foraging

Women’s association with such knowledge extends back to some of the earliest surviving depictions of the human form: the ubiquitous sculpted female figurines of the last Ice Age with their woven headgear, string skirts...

fiber and food

Textiles, basketry, network, matting and cordage were most likely always developed in parallel with the cultivation of edible plants, which also implies the development of mathematical and geometrical knowledge that is (quite literally) intertwined...

neolithic daydreams

I’ve been reading The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow. The pages were turning quickly until I got to this part almost half way through, and then I was stopped in...

Quarryfest

One of the special attributes of this area is a quantity of granite and a history of quarrying. The landscape is dotted with ponds from old quarry operations. Some few carry on the tradition...

St. Andrews

Another jaunt to Canada with my friend Jaye. We did a little wading. A little rock sitting. Enjoyed the air, earth, water, and sunshine. Today I’m making a simple nine-patch from Deb Lacativa-dyed scraps....

Summer

Entering a different mode. I’m not making very much at all with cloth, paper, fiber. I’m just stitching once a week, on Friday afternoons. I miss all the making I was doing, but my...

Garden

This is the vegetable garden as the sun went down last night. It might look better in sunshine, but it was so peaceful in there at this time of day. Later in the summer...