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May '14

Good Fiber … Mostly

From my perspective, all fiber is good fiber and anything associated with fiber production is an interesting thing to blog about … mostly.  Consequently, when visiting the Edwards County Historical Society on a recent trip home to visit Mom, I took along my camera. Although I grew up 3 houses away from this little historic […]

Oct '13

Hanging Out in Hannibal MO

Since I had to hang out in Hannibal MO for a few days, I decided I might as well pick a nice place to hang out. Just on a whim, since my decision to go to Hannibal was list minuet, I contacted Garth Woodside Manor to see if they had any available rooms.  Much to my surprise, […]

Oct '13

Folk Art in Hannibal MO

As promised, we are taking a little surprise road trip today and tomorrow. We’ll go down the mighty Mississippi River, stopping at my favorite spot – Hannibal, Missouri.  It is hard to find a more quintessential American town than Hannibal. Perhaps, that is why hometown boy, Samuel Clemmens (Mark Twain) used it as the setting for his most popular […]

Oct '13

Cambria Pines Rug Camp 2014

Registration for Cambria Pines Rug Camp 2014 goes live, October 5, at 6 AM Pacific time.  Use the Cambria button at www.geneshepherd.com for n line registration for next summer’s camp, June 1-6, 2014.   Although Cambria is an “open camp” where any student can work on any project they want with their teacher, each teacher on […]

Jun '13

Longest Day at CPRC

Wednesday is the hardest day at Cambria Pines rug camp … if any day in paradise could really be considered hard.  We certainly have to juggle several hats in order to get everything done that has to be done.   The first order of business, of course, is a day of hooking.  Every body shows […]

Oct '12

Wildlife in OZ

*** Before I get into the wild life in OZ, let me just remind you that the Siloam Springs, Arkansas workshop, March 28-30, 2013, will start booking in the next couple of days.  If you think the Australian wildlife is wild, just wait until you see what it will be like in SS!  For that […]

Jan '11

Basic Background

I have been playing around with background wool and thought you might like to see my efforts. Everything shown today was dyed with some “Antique Black” varriations over various colors of new and scrap wool. Here are my finished pieces. Batch A:  The nuances of dark wool are hard to capture with a quick, hand […]

Sep '10

Cambria Pines Rug Camp 2011

Although registration for Cambria Pines Rug Camp, June 5-10, 2011, won’t officially begin until October 1, 2010, I have been busy getting all the information together so that Buddy can get everything up and running on the internet site so you will know all the particulars about camp before that date.  A new feature for […]

Sep '10

Things To Look At

Here are some special, out of the ordinary, things to look at. Kathleen Harwood, one of the experts on Antiques Roadshow, is curating an exhibition (in progress) of traditional and contemporary hooked rugs and other fiber art at The Butternut Gallery, 42 Church Street, Montrose, PA, 18801 (570.278.4011).  This show will be open to the […]

Sep '10

International Report

Hitomi (from Japan) is a very conscientious reader and almost always tries anything discussed on this site. In fact, I had three reports from her during the weeks I was covering Sauder. Here are her photos and report on the salt shaker dye method that was discussed a few weeks ago. Gene, Thank you for […]