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Rachel Bingham Kessler
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The Power of the Perfect Project
I've been knitting for 20 years  and for 20 years I never stopped. I have constantly had a project (or 5) on the needles.  But this past year I slowly  ran of steam. There have always been good reasons happening in my life where it would make since to slow ...

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Beloved
Last week I caught my little guy's cold, of course.  It hit both of us hard and fast and it's not one of those quick colds that moves on and out with me as usual. Though I managed to finish one fleece and start a second, which really is a big accomplishment...

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Purple Pansy Dye; a solar method
It feels SO GOOD to get back into my solar dyeing experiments.  I was rummaging through my excess of pre-mordanted samples the other day just to see what I needed more of in order to plan for next spring.  Now with a toddler, planning is everything. I don't...

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Dyeing with Lobster Mushrooms
I'll never forget the first time I spotted these odd bright orange shapes peaking up through the pine needles 3 years ago.  I was enjoying my 4th year teaching at the New England Fiber Arts Retreat in Washington, Maine and I had only just heard about dyeing...

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A Weekend with Flax and Linen
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending  The New England Flax and Linen Symposium  in Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts organized by the Flax and Linen Study Group of Historic Deerfield Mass.  This event took two years to put together.  It's been ...

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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...

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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, ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...
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