Holiday Ornaments: A tour of our collection + free pattern

From special ornaments we have kept from childhood, to the ones we’ve been given or found on our travels, we’ve amassed quite a collection. We enjoy decorating for the holidays each year, in part because our ornaments bring back so many memories and thoughts of our friends. In the video we share a few of

2018 Fall Releases: Knitting patterns and natural skincare

It’s about time! For the past several months you’ve seen and heard me allude to a few new products and I am finally ready to share more information about our 2018 fall releases. The Knitting Patterns Inspired by the scenes of Vermont near our homestead, I developed two new patterns. The Forest Floor Cowl is

21: Janet Zug – Fun and functional handblown glass

Janet Zug of Zug Glass Studios has been blowing glass for over two decades. In the interview we discuss her start as a contract glassmaker with no experience and how her signature style has developed with her expertise. You can find more of Janet’s work on her website, or follow her on Instagram.┬áJanet’s work is

19: Phil Godenschwager – Art Glass and Metalwork Artist

Phil Godenschwager has a career spanning more than 40 years. From a graphic design degree and a vague interest in stained glass work, his career has taken him through a variety of media including print design, glass restoration, mural painting, art direction for an international animatronics company, private commissions, and more recently, large public art

12: Ben DeFlorio, Photographer

Ben DeFlorio is a self-trained photographer who grew up in central Vermont. Although he slid into a career as a photographer gradually, Ben has honed his craft and his personal style over the past five years, and is now in high demand for weddings, senior and professional portraits, as well as documentary and journalism photography.

Mossarium with Instructions from Jessamyn West!

A Mossarium like the one we will create with Jessamyn West will help bring a little green indoors! This simple and inexpensive project is fun to do on your own, with friends, or with your kids. Jessamyn demonstrates step-by-step what you’ll need to assemble your own mossarium using found objects and collected moss. She also

11: Jessamyn West, Moss enthusiast

Librarian Jessamyn West is many things: a community technologist, an author, a sought-after speaker for library and technology conferences, a university instructor. In other words, she helps people use technology to access information and solve problems. In this episode, we discuss Jessamyn’s offline hobbies: taking walks in the woods, collecting moss for mossariums, and exploring

9: Becca Webb of Two Potters – Tradition, beauty, and function

Becca and Nathan have formed a strong partnership in their pottery business. It’s not just in their roles as married co-owners, but also by involving friends and neighbors in the complex and taxing process of wood firing a 30-foot kiln. Join me and Becca for a conversation about this traditional production method, and the effect

7: Chris Lann – Primitive Techniques & Modern Design

Chris Lann takes the concept and commitment to handcrafting seriously. Not only are his pendants hand-crafted, the chains they hang from are painstakingly woven using techniques that are thousands of years old. Join me in conversation with this master craftsman and learn more about what inspires his work and love of jewelry-making. Resources: Find Chris’

Starting an organic sheepskin tannery

When we couldn’t find a non-toxic option for tanning sheepskins from our flock, we decided to go full-scale DIY and start our own organic sheepskin tannery. Vermont Natural Sheepskins is the first commercial, organic tannery in the USA. In this video episode, Sarah shares how she and Rick decided to take the initiative to start