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Words from the Wool Witch

  • Yarn & Yoga at the Hotsprings

    Madeline sits at her wheel and spins at Yarn & Yoga 2017
    In 2017 I was lucky enough to get to attend the original Yarn & Yoga at the Hotsprings.  I was there by the grace of other people, my mother who gifted me the retreat, my spouse who encouraged me to go and took on extra work so I could go, co-workers who stepped up and allowed me time away.  When I think back on this event it feels to me a bit like an origin story for myself as I am today, and very much like an event that helped to launch my career in the wool.
  • On the road with a new travel wheel!

    I headed back out to the coast with a new wheel in tow.  I recorded a video of putting it together for the first time.
  • I bet you could spin...

    Spinning in public will always draw a bit of a crowd, while I feel like our numbers are pretty strong it's still not a common art. There are two common comments I get that are both cute, and annoying at once. "Look! She's weaving!" - opps! Wrong craft and tool folks! - and mostly from men - "Look at that! I bet you could make yarn from your dog!
  • Spinning through Covid & an introduction to Alfred

    Well. What is there really to say about it? The world has changed so much with the onset of the global pandemic, and not. I watch the news and grieve for the number of lives lost when I can. I play with the dogs and wander the woods when I cannot. This work that I do has been a calming and reliable anchor in these difficult times. To that end, I have been up to quite a bit of it, and I thought I'd try sharing one of my current projects.