Happy Distaff Day!

I recently found out about a tradition, from back in ye olde times, where women had to finish all of their spinning projects before Christmas (or hide in-progress projects), lest they be cursed by spirits with bad luck in the new year. They wouldn’t come back to their spindles or wheels until after the Feast […]

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Creative Hand

The weekend before Thanksgiving is always a good one. You’re coming up on a short week, there’s Christmas music on the radio, and it’s always the Creative Hand Show and Sale in Old Town Shawnee. The show is put on by the Kansas City Fiber and Weaver Guilds. It features a ton of handmade items […]

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Swig and Stitch

You know those places you can go to paint and drink wine with your friends? Have you ever wished they offered something like that with fiber arts? Well the National WWI Museum offered such an event last night! This free event was offered in conjunction with their Color of Memory exhibit (go if you’re able!), […]

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Color of Memory

I do love to travel, but sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own home town. And if you think there’s nothing to do in Kansas City, you’re absolutely right. Feel free to skip this post. (Our town is the best kept secret, and I plan to keep it that way.) Word had […]

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