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Where I Learn – Fermentation Part 2

In our semi-homestead years, my father fermented many pounds of his homegrown cabbages into sauerkraut we ate all winter. I helped. It was interesting and definitely tasty, but it was decades before I adopted fermentation for myself.  I was inspired … Continue reading


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What I Ferment – Fermentation Part 1

  I spent almost a month trying  to articulate why I’m so focused on fermenting food at this time in my life. I guess I’m not finished thinking about that, and you can look forward to something more someday. For now, I’ll start with the stuff … Continue reading

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Exploring New Dimensions (sorry, this post is not about space)

I’ve been creating felt for about 18 years, applying techniques learned from Scandinavian, Finnish, Canadian and American feltmaking traditions. I’ve recently begun exploring some techniques more fully as I consider a mixed media approach to illustrating picture books. It’s been … Continue reading

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Nano Day Four inspiration: Kate’s Linen Collar

This collar was most likely commercially made, but Kate’s own tatted lacework graces the edges. It is of linen, and would be lovely on a light or a dark blouse. Again it ties around the neck, covering the top edge … Continue reading

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NaNo Day three inspiration: Collar and cuffs

The well-dressed professional woman smartened up a simple blouse with collar and cuffs in the 1900s. These Kate stitched herself, according to Great Aunt Muriel. I love to think of my MC placing these neat stitches into each wonderful worked … Continue reading

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