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Featured Fiber Designs

I am a fiber artist living in Portland, Oregon and I design knitting patterns and DIY sewing kits.

Tiny Stitches, Tiny Shrimp

My internship at the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum just passed the three month mark so Kim gave me this lovely pin cushion, which I’ll need for my current work. Rosie and I are making customized puppet costume pillows. The pillows give the costumes a dimension which really brings them alive. And they help to open up creases without damaging […]

Petals, Pillows and Pizza

My flower petals are coming along. This is a long term art piece that will take months to complete. I hope to have it finished by the end of the year. My internship at the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theater Museum is enjoyable. I’m currently making pillows to protect the puppet heads. This marionette puppet now has a protective cushion in […]

Puppet Bag

I worked on this puppet bag for the Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum with another volunteer. When the museum needs to transport puppets they can now use this custom bag to move them safely. I got to work on this lovely pink Singer machine. And I had a puppet audience.

Knucks

My Knucks turned out so beautifully I decided to give them a proper photo shoot. Foothills Yarn makes scrumptious yarn. Their baby alpaca is wonderfully soft with such vibrant colors. As soon as it cools off in Taiwan I’ll be wearing these babies often. But maybe I won’t have to wait that long. Some places have air conditioning so strong I […]

T-shirt mod

Coming to Taiwan meant giving up most of my wardrobe. Now that we’ve been here four months I’m getting tired of the few clothes I brought with me. A recent trip to a night market landed me some comfortable tshirts. They’re soft but are cut for a man and have stifling tight collars. Time for my first sewing modification project! […]

Silky petals, Coconut macaroons

My petals are coming along. I’m thinking of going with five petals per flower. Toying with the idea of making bigger petals as well. The pattern is easy which let’s me listen to podcasts while knitting. I made my first coconut macaroons in Taiwan. Our little oven has the option of just turning the top or bottom heat on so […]

New knitting project and a screenprint bag

Oh the joy of a new knitting project! I’m creating an art installation piece to hang over our loft railing. This is a lotus flower petal. I’ll be making as many as I can and then assembling them into flowers. I wrote a pattern for the petals and will most likely make I-cord out of green yarn for the stems […]

Knitting, baking but most of all puppets!

Great progress on the knucks last night. I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off so the cuffs easily stretch over my hands. Every time I do this BO I forget how so Cat Bordhi’s tutorial was quite helpful. When I first became gluten intolerant I was getting sick almost every time I ate. My naturopath doctor said my body was in crisis […]

Knitting, Biscottis

I’m making great progress on my new Knucks. This is a great pattern! Gluten free biscottis have been the snack I’ve been craving most since coming to Taiwan. I used this new recipe that used only almond flour instead of my usual flour mixture. They aren’t as pretty as I’m used to making but they taste delicious. The recipe called […]