¿Quién hizo tu ropa? Te lo preguntás? Hoy se conmemoran 5 años del derrumbe del edificio Rana Plaza en Bangladesh, donde más de 1000 personas murieron por trabajar en pésimas condiciones laborales y de seguridad. En Don Baez nos unimos al Fashion Revolution Day con la intención de generar un cambio de conciencia; trabajamos todos los días produciendo con amor de forma local - from sheep to shop✨🙌🏼🌼 #Quiénhizoturopa
I’m so excited to be vending at the second annual @edmontonfibrefrolic YAY!!! This is my first official show that got me back into the business ☺️ And so, this will be my about one year anniversary 🎉 If you haven’t seen the gift baskets at the local yarn stores here in Edmonton you’ll see there are canvas #yarnpartybag in each one along with more prizes from the wonderful vendors at the Frolic. I will also be having a fibre sale!! 25-27% off of all fibre; sparkly batts, braids, raw wool kits and yarns 😍
today's prompt for @fash_rev's #fashrevweek is #newlease , and i feel extremely biased to say that @longwayhomestead's aim to repurpose fleeces from meat sheep to beautiful yarn is my favourite example of this right now. giving clothes a new lease through clothing swaps, thrift stores, mending, and hand-me-downs are great, but we often don't think about the new leases possible right at the beginning of the textile chain. i'm definitely not the authority to go into this in much detail (talk to anna about that), but i do know that fleeces from many sheep bred primarily for meat can actually make beautiful yarn, or functional insulation/bedding/rugs/hardwearing textiles, and through different land management practices (and addressing the way we compensate our fibre farmers so they're receiving appropriate pay for their labour), we can redirect a lot of fleeces from the compost/burn piles and create a tidy secondary income from the same animals they're already caring for. win-win all around! 🐑
one of my oldest friends, lauren, has ridiculously photogenic kiddos, and luckily for me cole was more than happy to pose for the camera in these @pembinafibreshed mitts! using roving and yarn from meat fleeces that were then naturally dyed using local plants and compost (oh hey, onion skins, we love you a lot), the #aspenmitts marry colourwork and thrums to make the coziest pair of cold-weather mitts you ever did see! the pattern will be available on #ravelry and fromfieldtoskin.com on friday, and we'll have kits at the #tinycovenspringstudiosale this weekend for you locals! big thanks to @weareverde for being so chill about our impromptu photoshoot this morning and for fueling us with delicious smoothies 💕 best neighbourhood ever 💕
Bare yarn. Isn’t it so beautiful? It’s a yarn dyer’s blank canvas with each fiber weight taking dye differently... a wonderful surprise the first time you dye (or nightmare 😂😐).
I am keeping things simple for now, dyeing on three weights with plans to bring in other bases for special occasions.
I have ordered from many distributors to find what I like and wanted to share some of those with all you yarn lovers. @wool2dye4 is going to be my main distributor as I love their yarns but bonus, they live an hour and a half away from me! Woot! I’ve also used @dyersupplier, @knit_picks and Yarn Undyed in the U.K. and loved their yarns but for now will be sticking with Wool2dye4.
Do you love bare yarns as well? What’s your favorite weight to dye?
I have been contemplating using this photograph of my daughter looking in the window of a Parisian Patisserie to create a new yarn color.
My love for Paris started 20 years ago (20 years!! 😱), as an exchange student in Geneva. It was spring break and I wanted to visit and explore the capital of France. I was only 17 years old, which felt so old at the time. And although Geneva is a big city, Paris takes the cake in terms of complexity, history, museums and exploration.
I returned again in 2000 as a college student, spending a semester in the 11th arrondissement and then for visits in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
And then nothing for 11 years. I got married, had my daughter, finished my Masters, lost my marriage, went to nursing school, remarried and all the while dreamed of returning to Paris but this time, with my daughter.
Introducing this city that I wholeheartedly love to my daughter was a dream come true. And this photo sums up that love as she gazes for the first time into this patisserie on a cold morning, croissants in tow, as cakes are laid out in beautiful displays. I have passed on the seed that is “I love Paris” and I’m loving seeing it grow.
I want to name this something fitting, something that encompasses everything I have just shared: passing on passions, seeing something grow in your child, love for a city. I’m brainstorming and hope to post again once I have a title. 😊❤️ (insert Eiffel Tower emoji here)
Had a lovely day looking at wool and sheep today visiting @thelittlegreysheep . Looking forward to some upcoming design projects using their amazing wool! So many amazing colors to choose from! I’m also excited about a collaboration project with @marinaskua . Wonderful day full of collaboration and inspiration!
These are officially five of the eight or nine colorways I will be selling when I open the shop in a couple weeks. Still trying to get them named!!!! And with the help of you all, the one on the far right will have a name come Friday night. I have a few other colorways I’m toying with right now. Trying to decide on eight or an odd numbered nine.