Category: beliefs

Weaving, Spinning – How fiber is rooted in the myths around the globe

There is a long history of fiber, spinning, and weaving in our short amount of humanity on this earth. Not only has it been used to create clothing, ropes, and nets, it has beautified our walls, become covers for our windows, upholstery for our furniture, keeps us cozy at night indoors and out, necessary for various means of transportation, even armor. I wanted to learn a bit more about the mythological history of fiber and discovered a TON.

 

I’m going to go over these mythological fiber crafters and provide links so you can read into further depth about this crazy cool……


*** The 1st annual Stitch & Kick is a reality! ***

I just need to make sure that you know about the FIRST ANNUAL STITCH AND KICK at the Portland Thorns.

This is a new event being planned to bring together fiber crafters, our glorious PDX summer afternoons, handmade creations for donation to our local community in need, and professional soccer.

*** The 1st annual Stitch & Kick is a reality! ***
(snoopy dance!!)

There is a custom designed THORNS colorway created by our very own local, Lora Jean of Knitted Wit.

Donations will be collected at the stadium, at the last match of the season (always an exciting match!) and can be any scarves,……


Be an effective Ally – Equality for minorities

Some of you know me on Facebook and see me post longer missives when I am trapped in my head and need to say something. Usually, when I need to make clear something that I cannot voice easily for fear of interruption before the message is complete, or because verbalizing an idea that has so much effect and depth can be very difficult and dangerous.

These two posts are something I feel very strongly about. I would say I feel strongly enough that they need repeated attention. Read then take a day or a few and re-read. Look critically at not……


The belief of no belief system

There is a lot of talk of religion going on in our world/country and how it immediately affects our daily lives, whether you are a believer or not. There are agnostics and atheists involved in conversations with people of secular belief systems over how we live our lives and how laws are applied to our businesses, our movement and even how we educate our children.

There are discussions often driven by an elected “leadership” group that has worked to get placed in these positions of power through *convincing* people that they have the voice that represents them. These leaders now act on the……