In Praise of Remus Lupin

Listening to the last episode of Binge Mode: Harry Potter got me thinking. The question I have been mulling over: Who is your favorite character in the series (besides Harry, Ron, or Hermione)? There are plenty of interesting people to choose from, but there's no question in my mind: Remus Lupin wins hands down. SPOILER... Continue Reading →

Threads Around the World: A Book for Textile Fans

Even for those who don't know anything about textiles, Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe by Deb Brandon is a beautiful book. The photographs are rich and colorful, augmenting the text without replacing it. A textile sampler that talks about weaving, dyeing, knitting, and embroidery traditions from many different cultures,... Continue Reading →

Make Art Because Art

It's easy to get busy with commitments and have-tos and come to the decision that you don't have time for art, especially if the thing you want to make doesn't have a purpose or is unlikely to turn out exactly as you hoped. This is why I knit socks. When I'm done, I will have... Continue Reading →

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