Folk Fibers Blog

  • The Story Behind The Minimal Wallet

      I designed this wallet inspired one that I picked up in Cherokee, NC during my travels.  After using the wallet for a few months I concluded that it is a simple & perfect wallet, and today I am pleased to announce it is for sale in my shop!   But the path that it took to get to my shop is not as straight forward as it may appear.  Lately I am finding a great amount of inspiration in making gifts for friends and family.  It is a perfect platform to get an idea out and craft with love.  This wallet was inspired by...

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  • INSIDE MY LIBRARY

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

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  • FROM THE GREENHOUSE TO THE GARDEN

    Spring Has Sprung In Austin & So Have I ! Six weeks ago I started 500 indigo seeds inside the JBG greenhouse. The JBG greenhouse still feels a little like my house, and Brent is so kind to continue to allow me access to the greenhouse. It is actually really easy to grow from seed if you have a well working greenhouse, sometimes it feels a little too easy, especially when you have a friend like Kim to water for you. If you don't watch yourself you can easily grow a ton of plants and your problem will be finding room for...

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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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  • 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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  • GERMINATING DORMANT SEEDS

    Many plants have dormant seeds as a biological mechanism to ensure that seeds will germinate at the right time and under conditions that are favorable for the growth and survival of the next generation.  There are two types of seed dormancy: Exogenous (seed coat dormancy) and Endogenous (embryo dormancy). Some seeds have hard seedcoats preventing water absorption and the exchanges of gases. Without water absorption and gas exchange, germination would be impossible. There are several treatments to break dormancy for the purpose of inducing germination.  Scarification and Soaking are two pretreatment techniques that I have chosen to highlight.  They are simple and effective and I use...

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  • BABY CACTUS

      I am enchanted by this baby cactus necklace.  Lauren Serota gave it to me as a Christmas gift and yes, it actually is a necklace. It is to be watered every three months by simply soaking it in a glass of water for 30 mins.  I enjoyed watering it so much!  It has me thinking, I am going to try growing cactus from seed! How exciting will that be, baby baby cactus, and lots of them! 

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  • WHERE DO GREAT IDEAS COME FROM?

      It became an act of patience. When I took a few months to travel I experienced an entirely new level of great ideas. It's hard to find the words to describe how I felt. I felt a complete range of emotions and after the 4 months were over, I had grown tired of documenting and receiving information. I felt a deep need to execute.  A good analogy would be comparing it to the process of making a reduction.  Take balsamic vinegar for example.  If you take the time and patiently heat a pot of vinegar it thickens, and sweetens, and evolves into a...

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  • INSIDE THE STUDIO

     

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  • HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

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

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