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Updated: 2012-01-10T18:24:49-08:00

 



Dyeing with Rhubarb Root

2012-01-10T18:24:49-08:00

Winter Wild Crafted dyeing usually means playing with dried materials gathered in warmer months. I recently pulled out some chopped and dried rhubarb root. Rhubarb root can be dug and divided in early spring. Click here for information on dividing...



Knitting With Silk Hankies

2011-08-07T15:12:09-07:00

There seems to be a lot of interest in silk hankies lately. I have been asked many people at recent events how to knit or spin from them, so I thought a blog post might be helpful. What is a...



New Yarns

2011-07-26T12:44:27-07:00

I have a couple of new (or newish) yarns that I haven't told you about yet. Blue faced Leicester Fingering. A tightly twisted 3-ply yarn that blooms beautifully when washed and wears very well. It is ideal for socks though...



Wild Crafted

2011-07-24T12:12:52-07:00

Picture heavy post ahead. Recently, I got a copy of India Flint's book Eco Colour. It is a wonderful and very inspirational book about surface design using things from nature. Being from Australia, she uses a lot of Eucalyptus. We...



Tactile Yarns at Knit Purl

2011-07-06T12:32:51-07:00

I am so thrilled to announce that Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon is now carrying my yarns. And, yes that is my yarn one the front page as a staff pick. Thank you for noticing! It has been in the...



Sammiversary

2011-06-24T09:59:57-07:00

Five years ago today we brought our Sammie home from the Humane Society. He was scared, hyper, silly, and a bit stand-offish. Not at all surprising for an adult rescue dog. He had such a sad face when we first...



Just a Peek

2011-06-25T14:06:17-07:00

I have been busy doing stuff. Namely dyeing for Sock Summit. Are you going? I am getting very excited! Tactile will be in booth 413 near the Sock Museum. Come say hi! There has also been some knitting. An ambiguous...



I Can Haz Canopy

2011-06-01T14:59:24-07:00

As you may know I am a natural dyer, my business is Tactile (I've been told I don't mention that often enough). I dye outside which works very well most of the time. The climate here is very temporate year...



Special Requests

2011-03-23T15:55:58-07:00

I love knitting. It has always been my sanctuary, someplace I can slip away to one stitch at a time. For this reason I try to stay away from obligatory knitting (read: no holiday knitting). Nothing harshes my knitting mellow...



Happy Accidents

2011-03-16T18:47:10-07:00

Sometimes the dye pot plays tricks on me. Most of the time, these tricks turn out to be happy accidents. A chance blending of colors or colors behaving in ways I didn't predict. Recently I was finishing up a long...