Fiber

By Jackie Divis Doyle | Spinning, knitting, fiber itself and the creatures that grow it, &c.

They don’t really talk to me anymore

Joe left this morning for a business trip, leaving me all to my own devices for the weekend (so far I have really cut loose and vacuumed the bedroom) …

Flowers

Creating Artful Community with Marin Sewing Lab

<i>Written and Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss</i><p>Pia Andersson has a rich background of over 20 years in design and product development, gaining …

Color: A Cheerful Guide for Knitters, Part IV - Mason-Dixon Knitting

Two [complementary] colors make a strange pair. They are opposite, they require each other. They incite each other to maximum vividness when …

Incredible Knitted Moths Could Go in a Natural History Museum

Max Alexander turns Shetland wool into scientifically accurate depictions of various moth species.<p>Although the majority of moth species are not wool eaters, the insects are generally seen as enemies of knitted fabrics. But as Max Alexander's ongoing sculpture series demonstrates, moths and woolen …

Natural History Museums

Long Distance Knitting Ninja

I’ve got two feelings about knitting that most of you will have guessed by now. (Well, I have lots and lots of feelings about knitting, but let’s …

Knitting

The quiet joy of watching other people knit

If you've never been a knitter, perhaps you're a knitter-watcher — a term Barbara Levine uses to describe herself in the introduction of her book</i> …

Giving Yourself The Freedom To Suck

So I've just been at the wonderful Squam - and what a joy it was. But that isn't what I wanted to talk to you about today. I'll show you a couple of …

Mind

Grazing At the Cutting Edge

<i>Written by Erin Rae & Photographed by Paige Green</i><p>“I want to tell the story of sheep.” states the bright, blue-eyed Robert Irwin, one of the …

Giant crocheted installation of urchins floats above city marina

Crochet and other forms of handmade crafts are making a comeback, thanks to renewed interest in DIY self-sufficiency. But we've also seen crochet …

The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

Grandma was just making a sweater. Or was she?<p>During World War I, a grandmother in Belgium knitted at her window, watching the passing trains. As one …

Beautiful 3D Embroidery Art That “Leaps Off The Page” By Sheena Liam

Using embroidery hoops and a black thread as a substitute for her subject’s long locks, Liam’s embroidered art features women with flowing locks of …

Illustration

The Ongoing-ness Of Stash Less

<i>Stash Less is a series where we talk about having a thoughtful stash. You can find all the past posts in this series here. Enjoy!</i>It’s the third …

Xbox

Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet.<p>Textile manufacturers use complicated chemical and industrial processes to make clothing …

The Richness of the Land with Weirauch Farm & Creamery

<i>Written by Terra Christian; Photographed by Kalie Ilana Kassel-Feiss</i>A stark January day, one of those that California is famous for, when the sun …

Sonoma County

Neve’s Quilt and #trianglesaresohotrightnow

It looks like I’ve been sharing a lot of sewing projects this May, because I’ve been so inspired by #memademay and #minimemademay. But hey, as a …

Sewing

Handspun Crazyheart

I Knit Where I Want: The Pens Knitting Lady - Mason-Dixon Knitting

Dear Ann,<p>I know you count on me to spend an inordinate amount of time on Twitter and report back my findings. Imagine my delight, last week, to …

Knitting

Akerworks Swatch Gauge – Knitter's Review

Swatching and gauge are the two least-sexy topics in knitting—and yet they are also the most vital. We swatch to know how many stitches our hands …

Dear Clara: How Much Touch Is Too Much? - Mason-Dixon Knitting

<b>Dear Clara,</b><p><b>My knitting friends and I enjoy showing each other our finished projects. One friend, however, cannot admire any piece of knitwear without</b> …

Relationships

Wool Tweed + Liberty Prints

So I was loving Max’s little red trousers… but then a friend commented that red trousers are associated with upper crusties, here in the UK anyways, …

Sewing

Find Your Fade

Rooting the Fashion Revolution in the Soil

This year’s Fashion Revolution Week just wrapped up but the movement for transparency, accountability, and shifting the norms of a harmful and …

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

I’ve recently been writing about teaching my left hand to work again following my stroke. Because of this, I’ve been thinking very carefully about …

It Might Be My Favorite

I love most of the yarns I've spun over the years. There are some exceptions, like the surprise fibers from a fiber club years ago that I never would …

Stashing Similar Yarns

Some of my special stash of single ply sock weight yarns, from a range of hand-dyers including Madelinetosh, Hedgehog Fibres, Rainbow Heirloom, and …

Spring cleaning… the stash!

Max is taking a bit of a stroll through Emily’s stash!<p>While we know some of you are diligent monogamous knitters, working on one project at a time, …

Colourful, Playful Stitches: Strawberry Tea

Rusted browns and muted purples blend with a subtly saturated red for a colourway that is compelling, almost … mystical. It makes me think of those …

Meditation

A Knitter’s Weekend: Oslo

Take a spin around this Norwegian city of surprises with our textile-mad guide, Dianna Walla.The post A Knitter’s Weekend: Oslo appeared first on …

Europe