I have been wanting to structure my business in such a way that I am able to contribute to the increasing vitality of the global community we live in as well as supporting my nearest and dearest. I've decided that I will be holding regularly periodic charity/donation auctions of pieces with hand spun wefts.
Hand spinning is for me a process of imbuing love and intention and healing and magic into the yarn that I am spinning. Combining my own hand spun weft into handwoven cloth - which is itself a process-oriented craft with lots of intention and and healing and magic making; is a synergistic undertaking that I am both proud and humbled to be able to offer to the world. Each charity/donation auction item will be made of hand spun crafted specifically with intention sent towards the chosen organization. It is my dearest hope that the combination of my energetic work and your monetary donation will be able to bring some spark of light to the darker corners of our world's experience.
This first charity/donation auction will be to benefit the ACLU in support of their legal work in support of human rights in the US. The auction itself will be held within the 14 Mile Farm Facebook Chatter group - click the link and request to join if you are not already a member. (If for any reason you're not comfortable bidding there, or if you don't do Facebook, feel free to message me to arrange for proxy bidding.)
This cowl is from the Sugar Plum Fairy warp. The warp is 100% hand painted cotton, woven in a Bethlehem Star motif advancing point twill of my own design. The weft is a hand spun luxury blend from HipStrings in the "Unicorn Fluff" color way. Unicorn Fluff is blend of 25% Superfine Merino wool, 25% Tussah Silk, 12.5% Mulberry Silk, 12.5% Bamboo, 12.5% Baby Camel, 12.5% Faux cashmere designed by HipStrings and custom processed in the UK. The cowl measures 16" deep including the mini-fringe and is wrap-width in circumference.
Shout out to the amazing Nikki at Silver Seedling for the gorgeous earrings in the photoshoot!