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My Creative Journey into Slow Fashion

I’m answering the questions I had for my guests in upcoming episodes. I’ve been making since I was a kid. I was taught to embroider and sew clothing early on. It was a valued skill in my family. As a young adult I picked up needlepoint and even started to paint my own canvases. I was mesmerized by the wall of color in the needlepoint store. I learned to weave and dye and spin on my journey as well. And when I needed to have a smaller footprint in creative endeavors I went back to sewing and began to quilt. This has led me to wanting to creative more slow fashion for myself. But the reality of fast fashion and its environmental problems has made my goal of a local slow wardrobe more tangible and has become a passion project.

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Would you rather watch the powerpoint? You can see it here on You Tube.

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Slow Fashion: New Podcast Episode

Slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion. It has arisen from the concerns about the planet and about concerns about wage equality and the equal treatment of people in all countries, not only as workers, but also as the end users of these products and concern about our climate. It started by a lot of people pivoting to buying organic clothes, when possible. And then people started looking at the idea of these organic sustainable fibers are going to be grown on a farm somewhere. Read the Transcript Listen to the podcast Watch the Video

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Maryland Sheep and Wool Next!!

Yes, MD sheep and wool is next Saturday and Sunday. So I’m in the middle of packing the truck to get going.

I’m about half done and expect to have it all packed up by late this afternoon.

SOOOO!! I’ll be putting the online shop in vacation mode.

Come to the festival and see us. We are in the Main Building! Our booth is C5. Where’s that? well enter the large open doorway and go into the right aisle. We are the a few booths down on the left. You won’t be able to miss us.

Be sure to show us what you have made with our yarn! It makes our day!!

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New Season of Podcast

This season is all about fibershed and slow fashion. I am researching some of the really hard questions about changing our wardrobes over to be more climate beneficial with mindfulness of equity and reducing waste. This first episode is about style. What is your style? Do you dress that way? Especially now as we are going back into the world, how do you want to clothe yourself to reflect your inner beauty? You can listen to the podcast here or your can subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Or watch on Vimeo or YouTube.

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Last Podcast of Season 3: All That We’ve Learned about Creativity

We’ve talked about myths and realities of creativity. How it is our birthright. It is needed for balance. We talked about raising creative kids. I gave you a bunch of resources for creative books and podcasts. There were also 10 creative exercises to strengthen your creative muscle. Listen to the podcast here. Would you rather watch? Click here to watch in Vimeo.

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Some KAL Color Choices

Our Winter Hat KAL starts on February 4th. It coincides with the Winter Olympics. One of the most popular patterns this time is the Correlation Hat.

Correlataion Hat

This hat is made with one skein of our Synergy yarn. You can find it here. This is a merino farm yarn that is marled and when knit gives a gradient look as well. It looks handspun without all the work.

Here are some color choices: