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Rewind to January 2015, Palette and Pattern Experiments

My favorite “summer” tea bowl The extracted palette, applied to some pretty math In the next few posts, I’m going to record some creative tangents that have flared up as I explore options for what to do to support myself after weaving. These images show a little project I did […]

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Return, return, return!

Hellooooooo, out there! Is there anyone else who, like me, doesn’t get around to unsubscribing from inactive websites? If so, you’re in luck! This blog is becoming active again. Why, you might ask? Well, after five years of focus on my weaving, I’m finding that a singular focus doesn’t serve […]

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Sources For Mill End Yarns?

A couple of days ago I wrote about purchasing my first big order of wholesale yarn. I’ve had a chance to run the numbers and found that I will actually have to raise my prices if I can’t get ahold of more mill ends. The increase comes to about $16 […]

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Bäversnaps, an Unusual Swedish Liqueur

And now for something even more different than the last post… In trying to locate resources on how to process beaver scent sacs, castors, to make perfume from them, I kept running into sites in Swedish talking about a drink made from them. I found it hard to believe, but […]

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Holy Beaver! (Not for the squeamish)

And now for something completely different… People who’ve known me a long time know that I have an extremely sensitive sense of smell. If you walk around with me, you’ll watch me locate and identify flowers, plants, mushrooms, and animals by smell way before we can see them. Not only […]

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How To Price Your Craftwork

I’m writing this piece for several reasons: 1) to address the critique that the prices on my web store are too low and 2) to help other artists and crafters figure out how to start really making a living from their work. I realize that this is a special skill […]

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The Boyce Weaver’s Knotter, How It Works

Before I start this post, let me apologize for the number of pictures. This page is probably taking forever to load. I promise that they’re necessary and interesting… In production weaving, it’s normal to settle on a threading pattern and avoid having to rethread every project. You tie one warp […]

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Vision of a Crafts Monastery

A while ago, I published a document written in 2001, detailing my monastery vision at that point. CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT POST. This is a rewrite of that vision, incorporating many of the things I’ve learned by studying, starting, and running businesses since then. Many of these ideas were […]

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From the Archive: A Vision for the Faerie Arts Collective

I wrote this piece for the Convocation of Communities in 2001. I was living at Wolf Creek Sanctuary at the time, but had just flown off to NYC to help people after 9/11. I’ll write a new version to include lessons learned in the last 8 years, but it’s amazing […]

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