Category: plants

magic all around

A day of settling in. Cloudy, but no rain. Yesterday, rain kept me inside most of the day except for a walk between showers. I revisited a lot of the works-in-progress I had going...

Home, and it’s September

I am done with traveling and out-of-town visitors for the summer. Relieved. It’s time to settle in and reconnect. I took a very small stitching project with me. A pocket cloth sunflower like Jude...

re-entry

Rain today. So welcome. I went to a family reunion – brothers, sisters, partners, kids. And my son came from Denver. This was a big deal because he hasn’t been east in don’t-know-how-many-years. He...

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...

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...