In 2011, I had the good fortune to be part of a textile tour of Estonia led by Nancy Bush. I had traveled a fair swath of Europe and the UK previously–as far south as Crete and as far north as the enigmatic Old Man of Wick at the northern tip of Scotland–but the Baltic … More Sunsets and Sweaters on Kihnu Island.
One of my favourite things about traveling is revisiting places made familiar years earlier. I just returned from SOAR (Spin-Off Autumn Retreat) 2012, held at the Granlibakken Resort at Lake Tahoe, California. SOAR changes location each year and was last held at the Granlibakken in 2006, when I attended as a scholarship recipient. SOAR is … More A Snowy SOAR in Lake Tahoe.
Decorah, Iowa, has been on my Must See list for quite some time. Located in the hilly northeast corner of Iowa, Decorah is home to the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum. This extraordinary museum has over 24,000 artifacts in its collections, making it “the most comprehensive museum in the United States dedicated to a single immigrant group.” (Vesterheim) For … More Norway via Iowa
I love travel—to be out in the world, brushing up against new places and new ideas. My latest adventure was to the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Festival north of Chicago last weekend. I had a great time catching up with very dear friends, like John Mullarkey, and meeting new folks on the fiber trail, like … More Balance.