On the Nature of Workbaskets

I adore works in progress—especially of the textile variety. Bits of half-embroidered cloth poking out of a workbasket or unblocked lace laid aside in a knitting bag have so much potential. They have always seemed wonderful to me, lying in their suspended state waiting for the maker’s return.This love of unfinished work is something that I’ve … More On the Nature of Workbaskets

2015 Fall Workshops

This fall, I’ll be back out on the fiber trail. Here’s where you can find me: Sauder Village Fiber Arts Fest Archbold, Ohio. September 24‒27 Now in its second year, the Fiber Arts Fest at Sauder Village in northwest Ohio has grown by leaps and bounds. This year, the living-history museum welcomes five instructors  with workshops … More 2015 Fall Workshops

Estonian Island Weekend with Nancy Bush and Kate Larson

When I visited Estonia several years ago, I fell head over heels in love with the embroidered textiles I saw in museums and private collections. Estonian embroidery can be found on woven fabrics like linen shirt collars and cuffs, fulled woolen coverlets, and aprons. Other examples adorn knitted pieces, such as mittens, gloves, and the button bands on fitted … More Estonian Island Weekend with Nancy Bush and Kate Larson