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Clara, a Singer model 66 built in 1924, shows a lot of promise but can hardly limp along along due to years of dirt and old grease. With her 98th birthday coming up on July 8th, we decided to give her a complete makeover - cleaning, tuning, and even repainting to make this old girl good as new.

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I have been doing some polishing up of the website and I realized there's not a lot written about what we've been doing to make the world a little greener. So now you can find it in the menu - and since it's nearly as long as a blog post already, it will be here as well. Wool roving dyed with locally-sourced, sustainably-harvested mushrooms, lichens, and plants in preparation for a sweater.    Our work is heavily influenced by John Ruskin and William Morris in style but more importantly in principles: craft, art, nature, and social ethics inform all our...

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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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The chips are down - and so are the beads! The Moon Rabbit itself is nearing completion, but covering all the padding doesn't mean it's finished yet.

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The moon waxes, and slowly the silver areas grow to connect our patches of color to a cohesive whole. Progress is good on the body but a satisfactory design for the face remains elusive.

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