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Rachel Bingham Kessler
Works at 44 Clovers
Attended Gordon College
Lives in Peaks Island, ME 04108
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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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Decoding Red Cabbage Dye
Oh dear.  Cabbage. You know I really tried to avoid experimenting with red cabbage.  I just had a feeling it wasn't going to work. Don't know why. Just a feeling. But Pinterest got the better of me.  I love Pinterest. I am so inspired and love organizing my...
Oh dear.  Cabbage. You know I really tried to avoid experimenting with red cabbage.  I just had a feeling it wasn't going to work. Don't know why. Just a feeling. But Pinterest got the better of me.  I love Pinterest. ...
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Dyeing with 4 Lichens from 3 Corners of the World.
So I've been enjoying some nice down time here on Peaks. I'm now in my 2nd trimester and my energy is perking back up. Beginning around Halloween I was feeling pretty tuckered out as I was balancing this new life form growing inside me and just in general w...
So I've been enjoying some nice down time here on Peaks. I'm now in my 2nd trimester and my energy is perking back up. Beginning around Halloween I was feeling pretty tuckered out as I was balancing this new life form growing...
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Lately....
What happened to November? Anybody? For me at in the 44clovers studios, it was fast and fleeting. A lot of my new knitted work I did in October, got scopped and gobbled up in November, Leaving my shop a bit... sparse. It's ok, I'm working on it. Fiercly. Al...
What happened to November? Anybody? For me at in the 44clovers studios, it was fast and fleeting. A lot of my new knitted work I did in October, got scopped and gobbled up in November, Leaving my shop a bit... sparse. It's ok...
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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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A Sunday morning read for you on the virtues of red cabbage.
Oh dear.  Cabbage. You know I really tried to avoid experimenting with red cabbage.  I just had a feeling it wasn't going to work. Don't know why. Just a feeling. But Pinterest got the better of me.  I love Pinterest. ...
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My first dyeing post of the year:)
So I've been enjoying some nice down time here on Peaks. I'm now in my 2nd trimester and my energy is perking back up. Beginning around Halloween I was feeling pretty tuckered out as I was balancing this new life form growing...
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Quiet times
I've neglected this space greatly.  I have however been continuing my dyeing and creating  but it in more contimplative drips and drabs.  So here's just a little note to say I'll be back soon with some  fresh dye experiments I conducted a few weeks ago. All...
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NYC Adventures
Just a little recap of my week in NYC last week.  I was fortunate to tag along with my husband on a work trip.  I've never spent time in NYC by myself this this was a bit of an adventure.  We were staying near 35th & 5th  and on the first day I decided to v...
Just a little recap of my week in NYC last week.  I was fortunate to tag along with my husband on a work trip.  I've never spent time in NYC by myself this this was a bit of an adventure.  We were staying near 35th & 5th...
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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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