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A surprising gift

spinning wheel A few months ago I received a surprise offer of a free loom. As a knitter and spinner, I was instantly intrigued. Years ago I dabbled in weaving with a table loom. It was enjoyable but I was in school at the time so I still learning to spin so didn’t explore weaving very deeply. Thinking this new […]

Yarn Memory Jar

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! Knitting and sewing both create lots of fiber scraps. Instead of throwing them away, why not upcycle them? A pretty glass jar lets you display fiber scraps of your past projects. This tutorial will show you how to create your own yarn memory jar. Craft Misc. Crafts Difficulty Beginner […]

Hungry Hungry Monster Hat

My Hungry Hungry Monster Hat knitting pattern is now available for purchase! Monsters turn regular accessories into a fashion event. The whimsical nature of this design means you’ll get random smiles when you wear this hat outside. And maybe even a few high fives! These hats are fun to knit and are very customizable. There’s no wrong way to make […]

Art Classes

Want some cool fridge magnets? There’s plenty to buy but they’re even better when you make them yourself. Personalized fridge magnets also make great gifts. How’s your mending pile? Want to get some tips on how to creatively mend those pesky holes? Come take a class with me at the Pendleton Center for the Arts! I’ll be teaching students how […]

T-shirt Skirt

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! T-shirts are a great material for upcycling projects. Bright, bold colors make a fun combination for a unique skirt. Thrift stores generally have lots of t-shirts in various colors, often with logos. This tutorial will show you how to create a 2T sized skirt. Craft Sewing Difficulty Beginner Materials […]

Knitting Ocean Waves

I made these fingerless gloves for my friend Marie. The pattern is one I’ve made before. The repeating shell/wave pattern spirals around as you knit it up. The yarn she chose enhanced the wave motif. I let the color transitions happen naturally and really like how they are similar yet different. It was fitting that I was knitting waves this […]

End of Winter Spinning

This yarn was made from Pancake and Lulu roving. The colorway is Frosted Forest Berries. It’s extra fine Merino wool which was such a smooth spin. The skein to the left was the leftover single yarn that I chain plied. The singles were not as twisted but I put in too much twist while plying. Blocking with some weight helped […]

Picture Frame Earrings Display

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! Want a creative way to display your earrings? Display them as art in a picture frame. Use your favorite fabric to show a design or pick a certain shade to compliment your room. CRAFT General Crafts DIFFICULTY Beginner MATERIALS Frame -Depending on your aesthetic you can choose a metal, […]

Love Bugs

This past Valentine’s Day inspired me to create a new Twilly23 plushie design. I wanted a monster but also wanted a twist. After sketching some on my chalkboard I came up with the idea of Love Bugs. The finished product came out pretty close to my original sketch. Making them Love Bugs instead of Valentine’s Day bugs seemed the better […]

An Old WIP Returns

A decade ago I was living in New Mexico. My career as a fiber artist was slowly taking off. I had been in local art shows in Taos and Santa Fe. Then in 2012 I blew up my life and escaped to Portland. It was an intense time. So much change was happening all at once. I was experiencing so […]

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