In anticipation of the hungry ghost moon, here is Episode 255 for your listening enjoyment. I talk about knitting projects, and some stitching. I also share a poem and provide an overview of the CAN Retreat.
Creative Advocacy & Networking ONLINE Retreat
September 18 – 20 Online Retreat — REGISTRATION
The CAN Retreat is a professional development event focused on promoting the success of businesses owned by racial and ethnic minority artists in our community. The retreat is organized and lead by BIPOC fiber workers, and is designed specifically for members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who work or want to work in the fiber industry; those who are focused on wool work, handcrafts, and the teaching of these disciplines. The CAN Retreat is: a connection point, an empowerment center, a starting point, a safe space, an access point.
Featuring presentations from Anne Choi, Marceline Smith, Sylvia Watts-Cherry, Karida Collins and Nancy Ricci, and special guest sessions with: Stephen & Penelope, La Bien Aimee, Taproot Magazine, Stitches Enterprises, and many others.
On the Porch
- Tokonatsu by Bernice Lim (RAV LINK) in Oysters & Purls cotton/wool blend in SUMMER
- toe-up socks in West Yorkshire Spinners yarn
Off the Shelf
“Poetry is democratic. It encourages good will and disinterestedness, the flow and recoil of feeling, the search for quality and value.”
- “Summer of the Ladybirds” by Vivian Smith
- Dialogue with Australian poet Vivian Smith
- National Geographic video of intricate ladybug wings
And Sew Forth
- Mississippi Avenue Dress by Sew House Seven in ice-dyed fabric from Tilliegirlstudio
- Progress on the Moon Phase Cloth Book designed by Caitlin Betsy Bell, from the GRAIN issue of Taproot magazine.