Plant fiber baskets

I am having a great time using fiber from the yard to make coil baskets. I’m taking the Baskets from the Garden class from Craft School Oz. She has very different fibers available to...

Scoured and snowed on

Although the holidays are bearing down and it is not time to start a major dyeing project, I did manage to scour these two tops purchased from Maiwa. I hung them outside on the...

Fabric coil basket, velvet and silk

I made this fun fabric coil basket with a baling twine core and silk and velvet scraps. The micro-design decisions are enjoyable. I have a lot of the velveteen in the base and then...

Paste paper workshop

I attended a zoom retreat with the Handmade Book Club. The topic: making paste paper. I’ve made it in two workshops over the years, but all the paste and materials and space was arranged...

Stab binding with leaves

This work in progress had been sitting on my table for a few months. When the time for the bindathon arrived, I took the steps needed to finish it. First, the cover was very...

Bindathon

I had four books in various stages of readiness for sewing. When my friend invited me over for an afternoon of bookmaking in a relatively COVID-safe space, it was the impetus I needed. I...