The Tribute Series

Tribute SeriesIn my own personal journey with handcrafts, there have been two influential people who have brought me to the place I am at today.  To these two people, I am eternally grateful for their gift of time while teaching my hands the skill of knitting. I have felt honored as they impart to me the traditions of the craft, as they walk beside me in support of every knitting endeavor I’ve taken on. In response to this gratefulness, I would like to host a series of blog posts in tribute to handcraft mentors. I know I am not the only one who has had the privilege, and the benefit of having this kind of mentoring relationship.  In these posts I would love to offer you the opportunity to pay tribute to those in your life who have played a mentoring role in teaching you handcrafts.  Whether it be your mother, grandmother, a good friend or unexpected teacher, I want to meet them.  I want to read your story & learn about the traditions that have influenced your own handcraft work.

The first post in the series will be my own tribute to my knitting mentor.  After that, I will post the stories that I receive from you in tribute to your mentors. It is through these relationships that have made the traditions of handcrafts so meaningful, & rich in history. Let’s honor the time old traditions of passing down the skills of handcrafts together!

For more information on how you can participate, click HERE.

The first 4 people who send in their story & have their tribute published on The Fiber Nest will receive a gift to give away to your mentor or keep for yourself!

Feel free to contact me with any questions ~ I love to  hear from you.


nature + fiber art = seasonal inspiration

>>>> I came across this beautiful installment this past spring and was inspired to do more outdoors knitting this summer.  I didn’t get as much of it done as I had hope. The summer seems to have gotten away from me as it always does. I get to this point in the year and panic.  I realize autumn is upon us and I still have a list of summer activities yet to do.  This summer, I couldn’t get enough time at the beach! I am still hoping to get at least one more trip in before the weather turns chilly.

I did get some knitting in this summer, and on our last trip I found this lovely drift wood!  I have some ideas brewing for next summer, or maybe this autumn yet.  I make a vow to myself to slow down, empty my date book, and enjoy the coming season.

>>>> Happy Labor Day my friend! <<<<