Folk Fibers Blog / photography

  • Inspired by Antarctica

      My friend Murphy and I have been discussing a custom quilt inspired by the landscape of Antarctica. Murphy is currently on a 7 week expedition with Photographer Diane Tuft to document areas of Antarctica with a Nation Science Foundation grant. She created a blog where she shares photos of the icy landscape and details about extreme winter weather survival, as well as geographical information. In her blog she mentioned, "There are so many scientists here doing some incredible things! Some studies include : atmosphere, snowflakes, lake coreing, sea urchins, ice diving, seal tracking, penguin studies, and more." What an honor for her and...

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  • INSIDE MY LIBRARY

           Inside the book "The Quilters" Women and Domestic Art: An Oral History, copyright 1978 

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  • This Wild Idea

      This Wild Idea is a project created by a great photographer and my friend Theron Humphry.  Thereon is traveling across America by spending 365 days to capture 365 stories from ordinary folks.  We meet in college but reconnected over our love for American road trips.  When he was passing through Austin I got to spend some time catching up with him and swapping stories about the road. We hung out and had lots of laughs, but he didn't leave town without conducting a touching interview with me. If your interested in hearing me share a short story about my family and...

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  • Fallen Flowers, Blending Blooms

    Fallen Flowers, Blending Blooms is the title of Reba Baggett's short story written about our shared experience gathering flowers last summer in the Wisconsin prairie, for Emily's wedding bouquet. I love her quote, "The event of picking flowers is more symbolic than we allowed to surface. It was the simplicity of it that was ever-so uniting".  The wedding was a complete effort of teamwork, it's hard to even claim one part of the work as my own. I was honored to assemble the brides bouquet from the flowers that us girls had gathered.  It all was Emily's vision, I was just the hands that helped.  Photos...

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  • Featured In This Weeks Johnson's Backyard Garden Newsletter

    When I was in need of a sufficient growing space for the Folk Fibers dye garden I went to a guy that I know has land, my former boss Brenton Johnson. The story about Brent starting his farm in his backyard here in Austin is no secret, it's sweet and simple, and printed on thousands of CSA boxes and produce labels.  Brent still owns the house on Holly Street where JBG got started in the backyard, and front yard, and both sides.  Brent rents out the Holly Street residence and one of the tenants is how he found his amazing graphic designer (and my pal) Ryan...

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  • MY INSTAGRAM PHOTO

    Today I was featured on Mashable!!! Pictured below are some screenshots, visit the full article here.  

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