Author Archives: wendyj-sagahill

About wendyj-sagahill

I am a textile artist, designer, and author.

With Just Some Thread & A Cloth…

I recently stumbled upon a work of textile art, The Quaker Tapestry, that struck me as worthy to share here—perhaps as inspiration or perhaps just to share so that it may be known by a wider audience. It is an example … Continue reading

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Spinning Light Bulbs and the Mindful Now

I so seldom write to this blog. Besides, does anyone read blogs anymore? We are so inundated with online musings into the ether. But when life has compelled the muse, as it has for me recently, I think that writing … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On—Beginning Fiber Spinning and Life-Long Neuroplasticity of the Brain

When I teach fiber spinning, I try to encourage students to look beyond the struggles they initially have with coordinating their hands with their brains. Sometimes I take on the role of a counselor, reassuring them that their frustration is only … Continue reading

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“Bio-Fibersity”: Consider Bio-Diversity When Selecting Fibers

Based on the Hepatica coming up in our woods, spring has finally arrived in this part of the country. I say this with some hesitation since our temperature is supposed to drop back into the 40s for highs next week. Nevertheless, there … Continue reading

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Making Clean While the Snow Falls – a new/old way to wash your woolens

For those of us living through this year’s interminable winter with snow up to our eyeballs, take heart! That white stuff outside of your door is a blessing—in the form of a free, safe, and easy wool wash. For centuries, … Continue reading

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Could Spinning Be Anti-Inflammatory?

For those who have mastered the rhythms of spinning fiber, you know the meditative nature of spinning. The wheel or spindle moves with your body at a pace similar to the pace of breathing. A deep breath in, the spin of … Continue reading

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Room to Grow (& be creative)

2013 – the year of the big ADDITION PROJECT! It may have taken from April to December, but I’m back to blogging. My excuse for the absence is that I have been a little preoccupied this year. After 20 years … Continue reading

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