A lovely monthly calendar to download -- for computer, mobile and, now, printout, too!
From of Craftberry Bush.
An excellent op-ed in yesterday's Los Angeles Times by Lynne Curry about the small-scale, local food movement.
"Day in, day out, the work of producing food is still one of the hardest, messiest, most all-consuming, inconvenient and financially risky occupations. Just ask the grass-fed-cattle rancher worrying about the sky-high cost of hay feed this winter, the farmer hoping for enough return on his wheat harvest to make it through next year, or the salad grower making ends meet by catering during the summer tourist season.
"Agriculture still requires a second income."
Begin (or continue) your back-to-basics way of life by learning how to spin, using the ancient, simple but effective technology of a drop spindle!
Tomorrow, Sunday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00 PM at .
Taught by Lina Bird.
#spinning #dropspindle #howtospin
I found this article so inspiring! And, a wonderful new word: 'ancientcraft.'
"Aboukabar Fofana had a vision he had been clinging to since childhood. At the age of seven, Fofana had seen how crushing a green leaf could turn a person's hand blue. 'It was magic,' he says. 'This alchemy always stayed with me and I wanted to understand how it was possible.'"
Thank you for linking to this story, !
"Aboukabar Fofana to hold traditional Malian indigo-dyeing workshops," is the title of this article but the workshops aren't the interesting part (in fact they aren't even really mentioned in the article!), but Aboukabar's take on indigo is fantastic.
Read more here: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/aboukabar-fofana-to-hold-traditional-malian-indigodyeing-workshops-20150112-12md02.html
I found this a fascinating article exploring the reasons for the decline in demand for fine jewelry.
Not that fine jewelry is something I've craved, but I thought the social analysis (by the daughter of a jeweler) interesting.
"'Status for this generation isn’t about money—it’s about attention....'"
#diamonds #jewelry #technology
"One Zambia, One Nation"...not.
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