Took a bit longer of a break than expected, but I think it will be well worth it! Got some great ideas and goals for this new year. But first, let’s start with the old. I won’t prattle on again about how the year made me feel, but I am going to cover what I […]Read More Hello, 2022!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Kansas City. I love that we’re missing most of the traffic and congestion of bigger cities, and we still get amazing access to a variety of good (yarn) shopping, restaurants, and culture. And you can’t talk about cultural places in Kansas City without talking […]Read More Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles
I’m feeling a lot better about this challenge now. The shoot is done, and I’m looking forward to telling you all about that later. I’m finishing up gifts for (very understanding) family and friends that got pushed back because of the shoot, and I’ve made progress on some really old WIPs, like the Easter Shawl. […]Read More WIP Challenge: February Update
You may recall I took a class on tapestry weaving last month, and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much, I sought out other techniques to try and finished this small piece! Never one to waste handmade fabric, the thought before it was even finished was to make into a little notion pouch. […]Read More More Weaving Adventures
I’ve been on a weaving kick lately. I’m not totally sure why, but it could have something to do with the intense deadline knitting I should be doing instead… I saw on Instagram that the Kansas City Textile Arts Center was offering an online class on tapestry weaving. Truth be told, I did tapestry weaving […]Read More Tapestry Weaving
It was time, once again, for the annual trek to Branson, Missouri for the Silver Dollar City Harvest Craft Festival. They switched it up a bit this year, though, and we’ll get to that later. There were still less fiber artists than I would like, but more than last year! Fellow Kansan Von Rhodes of […]Read More Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights
My travels took me to Austin, TX for a family wedding last weekend, which is also the home of Hill Country Weavers. It’s made quite a few “Top Five Yarn Shops” lists, so I figured it was worth squeezing in a visit. We walked in. The mood was light, even though the air conditioner had […]Read More Hill Country Weavers
Another weekend, another craft festival! The Silver Dollar City craft festival has been a staple in my family for many years. It perfectly combines my love of crafts and my love of theme parks. Although, the fiber arts representation has been a little iffy for a while. There used to be a couple of really […]Read More Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival