It's fun getting to see all the different breeds (and personalities!) of the animals here. Being around them and the barns reminds me of home in such an immediate way 💗
Ok so I got to see so many cool things today, but especially cool to get to meet @heatherrossinsta whose work I admire so much! Thanks for humoring me, being chill and sweet, and for sharing your talents and stories whether in ink, fiber, or words 💗
Guys, why can't we stay in a-frame chalets, drink wine on the porch with knitting, meet and talk with awesome intelligent creative folk, and pet sheep Every Weekend?! I haven't gotten to the festival grounds yet, but I could get used to this whole Rhinebeck thing 💗 #rhinebeck2017 #jpksgoestorhinebeck
It's wearable! Hoping I can finish this in time, but I hear the kids these days are into crop tops so maybe I can pull it off either way? For now, I'm just pretty flabbergasted with the whole "knit all these stitches and it should resemble an actual garment" thing!!! #myfirstsweater #lesleysweater #rhinebeckorbust #hannahfettig #headlessbathroomselfie
I hope you'll join me on Oct. 28th from 1-4pm for a #handsewing workshop @jpknitandstitch. We'll cover the basics for simple garment repairs, hemming, or other handwork. Come get comfortable with needle and thread and learn four fundamental stitches: running, back, overcast, and a slipped hem stitch. More info and link to register in my profile!
A lovely evening and family dinner @thewaysideinn celebrating my in-laws 50th 💗I love imaging the countless celebrations and meals that have been shared in such a place and thankful to be part of this one.
I had the pleasure of having Sherilyn in my #crazyquilts class this summer, playing with traditional techniques and modern #storytelling to experiment with this iconic American art form in abstract and representational ways. Sherilyn spoils me with visits and more blocks from time to time--each telling the stories of historic events from her life using a huge range of materials and methods (clockwise from top left): The AIDS quilt, genome project, civil rights headlines of hope and injustice, adoption of the surgeon generals warning, the challenger, and the moon landing (✅ out that 3D moon footprint!). I AM BLOWN AWAY! I hope she is able to exhibit them altogether one day because they are incredible! Each new batch is inspiring and gives me perspective and hope ❣️#storytellingquilts #pictorialquilts #resistandpersist
I'm told it's only Tuesday--can that possibly be a real thing? What do you say we just hop a plane somewhere...maybe Paris? Narnia? Is there a landing strip near Hogwarts you think? Perhaps an alternate dimension? #daydreams #embroidery #somewhereovertherainbow #khgartsembroiderypatterns #khgarts
When is enough enough? It is often difficult to see hope these days, but I seek it all the same--in others, in nature, in my work, in learning, in listening, and by creating it with my hands. I hope that we continue to seek peace and take up the difficult conversations, the careful and critical analysis that moves us forward rather than embrace the lines that are so easily drawn upon the sand.
I definitely don't need another project. But I am definitely feeling like my first Rhinebeck trip warrants taking a stab at my first sweater! I've done so many sock/shawl fingering weight projects so I'm breaking out the size 10 needles and this lovely #quinceandco Aran #osprey in petal #rhinebeckorbust #rhinebecksweater #lesleysweater
Best night celebrating one of my best soul mates @eyetradehandmade and being really ridiculous singing karaoke like totally off key crazy people. I am so grateful for my family of friends 💗