Amy Tyler: the creative process

Amy Tyler’s talk on Sunday at Ontario Handweavers and Spinners biennial conference gave me pause to reassess my creative process. For a brief introduction to Amy, read the previous post. The term “creative process” has a pompous air about it. … Continue reading

Natural dye from mountain-ash leaves

American mountain-ash (Sorbus americana) leaves provide an excellent natural dye in coppery-gold colours. This plant does not often arise in discussions of natural dyes, perhaps because it lacks wide distribution outside the northeastern Laurentian forests of North America. However, European … Continue reading

OHS: Spinning stories from fibre, Part 1

Ontario Handspinning Seminar took place this past weekend. It was attended by more than 140 spinners. This year’s theme explored the connection between spinning and storytelling. Children’s stories, folk tales and fables played an important role. The relationships between story … Continue reading