Folk Fibers Blog / studio

  • Making a Country Living

      Yesterday, all day, was spent on a photo shoot, here at my house/studio, for Country Living Magazine! As I smiled for the camera I had a small sense of what I would be smiling about in months to come when my spread debuted early next year. But really I don't know what will come of all this exposure?! I'm more than honred to have had this opportunity, and feel grateful for all the friends and family that have helped me get to where I'm at. I've been involved with quite a few photo shoots in the past but Country Living was a...

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  • Natural Dyes - Red Onion Skins

    Red onion skins create a earthy range of colors. Protein fibers such as wool and silk, dye a pale to medium nutmeg brown, with a mix of rosewood, russet and rosy browns. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, hemp, and bamboo dye a range of seashell pinks, with a mix of champagne, pale, and silver pink. Natural dye colors are living colors, they are alive with the life that made them.  The dry outer skins of onions can be used for coloring natural textile materials and easter eggs. Red onion skins create a different range of colors than yellow onions skins, so it's important to keep...

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  • A Review On My Quilting Frame

    I recently received an email from a woman named Claire asking my opinion on quilting frames.        It was such a great question I thought to share it with you!    I have owned a Grace EZ3 quilting frame for 5 years now, and through out the years I realized it is not the quilting frame for me. On the marks of functionality, I do not like to separate my 3 quilt layers, so I do not use the 3 leader cloth bars. The 3 rail system is intended to be a time saver but not for me. If I do not baste...

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  • INSIDE MY LIBRARY

          Inside the book "Living on a Few Acres" copyright 1978 

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  • INSIDE MY LIBRARY

                      New blog series called "Inside My Library" laden with my inspiration images directly off my personal bookshelf. I have been collecting vintage books for almost 2 decades &  now I'm ready to share! Many more great blog posts are in the future, and as always feel free to ask / tell me anything, I would be glad to hear from you!  Inside the book "America's Magnificent Mountains" copyright 1980 

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  • INSIDE THE STUDIO

     

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  • HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

      yours till butter flies..................................................................................................................................................

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  • MY LITTLE STUDIO

      The truth is every surface of our house has turned into my work space.  One of these days I will document the real craziness.  But I wanted to show a little peek at my new set-up.  It's wonderful how black paint seems to make everything pop!  Even rings true at grocery stores and farmers markets. If you haven't noticed before, next time try to be conscious of what farmers market booth draw you in...I bet they have black bins holding their produce. 

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