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Final details are more difficult than anticipated, but the Moon Rabbit was far too stark and lonely on its own. Fluffy clouds and sparkling stars turn this subject into a fairytale scene.

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There’s an  idea that I’ve been kicking around in my head for a long time –about twenty years, actually - and when the San Francisco School of Needlework put out the call for their ‘Out of This World’ exhibition, I knew it would be perfect, although I had no idea how it would change and grow before it was finished. 

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The Autumn Glory maple leaf shawl was a risky project, and one that went through many changes before it reached its finished look. Here is a step-by-step writeup of the process - from spinning the yarn to knitting and repeatedly dyeing the shawl to achieve the subtle coloring of the finished piece.

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Dyeing always involves an element of uncertainty, and when you're dyeing yards of precious homespun, the stakes rise exponentially.

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