Wednesday, October 9, 2013


 While having a blast with Vickie, Mary, Priscilla and Tracy 
at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival last weekend, 
I came upon this little beauty, 
a prize find indeed. 
Kelli Terwilliger and her dad, Gary,
collaborated to create this tool that she calls
 Llabrys Niddy Nosty.
 It's a Niddy Noddy and Nostepinne
all in one. Brilliant! 
You can purchase this compact, gorgeous, locally made 
tool at Kelli's online shop:

For a truly wonderful look at the festival, 
please check out Tracy's blog:

Back at home with all these leaves covering our lawn 
it's high time to try my hand at leaf prints on paper.
As they say, "Get while the getting's good!"
First, I soaked watercolor papers in an alum bath 
and set aside to dry.
Next, I gathered leaves and layered them between papers.
Finally, I steamed the pressed paper bundle for a few hours. 
Where to go from here? 
Making marks with stitch and cloth seems obvious, 
but perhaps some rubbings, pen and ink, 
mark making with unconventional tools....
we shall see!
Oh, if you're interested, 
Sugar Maple, Silver Birch, Rhododendron, Cherry leaves
and a bit of rusty metal were used, 
and all were scavenged off the ground. 

Enjoy Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song), 
performed by Oscar Isaac and Marcus Mumford 
for the upcoming Coen brothers' film, Inside Llewyn Davis. 


  1. The leaf prints are fabulous! Could you alum fabric and get the same results?

    1. Absolutely, Cheri, I just did it! I unfurled my little bundles this afternoon and saw that Sugar Maple and Silver Birch work the best (from the offerings in my yard.) Would love to see what you come up with, too!