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Rachel Bingham Kessler
Works at 44 Clovers
Attended Gordon College
Lives in Peaks Island, ME 04108
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Mothering Creative : Creative Mothering
It took me a while to figure this title.  The words "mothering" and "creative" are becoming interchangeable and one of the same now.  Inspired by Rumi's quote"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."  I've seen it shortened to "Do what you love what...
It took me a while to figure this title. The words "mothering" and "creative" are becoming interchangeable and one of the same now. Inspired by Rumi's quote"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." I've seen it ...
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A little wreath making
For years I've wanted to make my own wreaths. I think it started when my older sister introduced me to this little shop in our home town called Welch Farm. It is unfortunately no longer open. It was a sweet farm store that had a room dedicated to just items...
For years I've wanted to make my own wreaths. I think it started when my older sister introduced me to this little shop in our home town called Welch Farm. It is unfortunately no longer open. It was a sweet farm store that h...
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New Shop Items, Baby Socks, and a Fiber Column
I've just have too many thoughts swimming around up here to get organized properly. Or at least like I used to.  Days of spending endless hours creating and writing are over.  Or at least on hold, for a long while.  But that's ok. I've got a human to raise ...
I've just have too many thoughts swimming around up here to get organized properly. Or at least like I used to. Days of spending endless hours creating and writing are over. Or at least on hold, for a long while. But th...
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Finding My Feet; life with baby and wool
For the past 3 months, my life has been all about establishing routines.  Something I find very grounding.  Our babe has quickly become a 3 month old. And I know next time I blink, he'll be a 4 month old.  I have been loving every bit of figuring out mother...
For the past 3 months, my life has been all about establishing routines.  Something I find very grounding.  Our babe has quickly become a 3 month old. And I know next time I blink, he'll be a 4 month old.  I have been lovi...
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2015 Summer Collection; the process behind my obsession, making yarn from scratch.
It's been what feels like  FOREVER!!! Since I had enough time and mental energy to write something here. However, I've been growing a baby. And on June 14th, he arrived.  Which was 3 weeks and 3 days,  early. Our little guy has kept us quite busy and we are...
It's been what feels like  FOREVER!!! Since I had enough time and mental energy to write something here. However, I've been growing a baby. And on June 14th, he arrived.  Which was 3 weeks and 3 days,  early. Our lit...
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Nuno felting for baby
A few months ago I made a commitment not to buy/ collect/ bring into the house/ studio any more acid dyed fibers for my work.  Mainly because I create so much plant dyed fiber using locally grown fibers now and want to conti...
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Spinning Progress and a sneak peak for the next Maine Fiber Issue
Progress.  It's such a beautiful thing.  Especially with a little one at my feet. I've some how managed to finished my white Navajo Churro fleece in the space of 2 weeks.  I will have 7 skeins of single, woolen spun, aran weight, and 2 double plied, bulky, ...
Progress. It's such a beautiful thing. Especially with a little one at my feet. I've some how managed to finished my white Navajo Churro fleece in the space of 2 weeks. I will have 7 skeins of single, woolen spun...
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Fiber Journey #1; the rainbow cap
5 years ago, my sister was expecting her 3rd baby. She asked me to create some of my rainbow yarn for a blanket. Her oldest, 4 then and with healing chicken pox, came over to spend the day with me and help prepare this special yarn for her future baby broth...
5 years ago, my sister was expecting her 3rd baby. She asked me to create some of my rainbow yarn for a blanket. Her oldest, 4 then and with healing chicken pox, came over to spend the day with me and help prepare this specia...
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Fiber Prep Season; for the love of the process
I just love this time of year. The cooler weather, the leaves changing, the goldenrod still lingering, and wearing layers.  It's also the time of year I pull out my acquired fleeces and go to town.  Since I went full time with my yarn making business two ye...
I just love this time of year. The cooler weather, the leaves changing, the goldenrod still lingering, and wearing layers.  It's also the time of year I pull out my acquired fleeces and go to town.  Since I went full tim...
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It's the Little Things
I've been trying to reconcile missing the entire gardening season despite the fact that we started an enormous amount of seedlings.  For our 6 beds.  And pending new bed that hasn't been dug yet.  However, we got a bit behind this spring. Then it was June. ...
I've been trying to reconcile missing the entire gardening season despite the fact that we started an enormous amount of seedlings.  For our 6 beds.  And pending new bed that hasn't been dug yet.  However, we got a bit b...
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Me & My Knitting
Just a quicky to say hi and share where I've been at with my fiber.  I may have mentioned that I've come to a decision about my  knitting  &  etsy. I'm not going to do a ton of knitting for my etsy shop for at least  a long while. My plant dyed  hand spun y...
Just a quicky to say hi and share where I've been at with my fiber.  I may have mentioned that I've come to a decision about my  knitting  &  etsy. I'm not going to do a ton of knitting for my etsy shop for at least ...
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Pots of Purple Carrots
So I mentioned I was on a roll with dyeing one day.  That day I dyed with the 4 lichens , I was also dyeing with red cabbage and these purple carrots.  When I dye, I often go big.  Though it can seem very daunting to get it all set up, once I've got it set ...
So I mentioned I was on a roll with dyeing one day.  That day I dyed with the 4 lichens, I was also dyeing with red cabbage and these purple carrots.  When I dye, I often go big.  Though it can seem very daunting to get...
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Education
  • Gordon College
    Painting, 1996 - 2000
  • Burren College of Art
    Painting, 1999 - 1999
  • University of Southern Maine
    Art Education, 2006 - 2009
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textile artist
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knitter, natural dyer, spinner, sewer, painter
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  • 44 Clovers
    Creator, 1982 - present
    I work with Maine raised raw sheep fleeces & foraged plants to create 100% hand made yarns. Every aspect of my process hanppens in my own two hands. I use my own deisgns for both knitting and sewing. I always use safe environmentally safe practices with my dyeing.
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