About a year ago, Anne (otherwise known as bunnyspinner on Ravelry and Twitter) contacted me about writing an article on bast fibers for Ennea Collective e-Magazine. Anne is co editor of Ennea Collective, a terrific online resource for handspinning, knitting and weaving patterns and articles. Anyway, I happily agreed to write an article for the magazine...(spinning flax is my favorite thing to do, talk and write about!).
It hardly seems like a year has passed, and the article is now live --in the summer 2011 New Issue!
Meanwhile, ..with early August and late summer arriving, there is the feeling that the summer months are beginning to slip away. The nights are cooler, and without the sounds of fans and air conditioning, there are the insect songs. The crickets and the frogs chorus tell me to enjoy what is left of the summer. It is only a matter of weeks before it will be time to think of first frosts, they warn! With September comes the Endless Mountains Fiber Festival..and I have to get down to business if I'm going to have any offerings ready for the table...(I've been making some small flax wicking pots and diz and thread hooks, as well as the buttons that I always have for sale.) When I think about it, maybe the frogs and the crickets are telling me to get busy ;-)