Detail of freehand ribbon embroidery with caribou antler buttons on knitted felt hat.
My wet-felting neighbor, Kathleen H. Peters was inspired by the United Nations declaration of 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibre.
So, in association with the Cardigan Mountain Art Association, she’s gathered together natural fiber artists from the Upper Valley of New Hampshire for a 2-day fiber show and demonstration.
“Twisted: A Celebration of Natural Fiber Crafts and their Modern Turns,” will feature spinning, weaving, dying, basketry, felting, knitting, rug hooking, mill history and more.
Where: Canaan Street Meeting House, Canaan, NH
When: 10am – 4pm, May 2nd and 3rd, 2009
Cost: Free! Refreshments included.
I’ll have 7 knitted felt hats with embroidery in this show, so come out and see what’s new.
Spring asparagus shoots return!
Last spring, Andy & I dug and planted our first-ever asparagus bed.
Initial trench digging after sod removal.
It was several days of hard digging, with lots of attention to building a rich soil bed for our 50 young, mail-order crowns.
Andy spreads the tentacle-like crowns over a hill of rich compost.
Technically, we’re supposed to let this year’s shoots grow, without harvesting any to eat, so they can continue to nourish the roots and develop into healthy, beautiful, fern-like plants.
Late summer asparagus plants (left) little resemble spring spears.
I’m just not sure I can wait another year to taste them!
Mmmmm... to eat or not to eat?
CCM Felt Hats at Concord TV's 5th Annual Arts Telefest.
Now available for your viewing pleasure! My 8 minute interview for the Arts Telefest is online at Concord TV.
This was my first ever television interview… let me know what you think!