Handdyed Fibers, Handspun Yarn & Handwovens


Goodbye Nashville

24 January 2018,   By ,   0 Comments

What a great city this is.  Chosen because we have dear friends that live here, we decided to spend five weeks here.  We got super lucky on a house rental. A wonderful little house with an even more incredible landlord.  She lives next door and turns out, she knits and felts.  She gifted us a super cool cat bed that our cat claimed instantly.  I gave her a skein of handspun yarn and look forward to hearing what she makes of it.  Just a lovely person.

The house location couldn’t be better with a 3.75 mile loop walking trail from our doorstep and back.  (I said this was a great city.)  A superb yarn shop, Haus of Yarn, was in walking distance also and I decided to buy some needles and do some knitting again.  Might help the miles go faster on our long drives.  Found another amazing yarn and craft shop, Craft South, in the trendy 12 South neighborhood.

Perhaps the wildest connection I made here was happenstance.  Gifted a facial to my daughter for the holiday and she mentioned to the owner of the spa that I do the fiber thing.  The owner insisted on connecting me to another client of hers who does natural dyeing and works with fiber.  Small world and such a strange coincidence.  So we had coffee, the best time talking, and I look forward to an ongoing correspondence.

Aside from the above, we checked out as much as we could in terms of restaurants, historic homes, cool bars, and parks.  There is only so much one can do and the weather has been unseasonably cold.  So, undoubtedly we’ll book this place again and return to explore more.  At the end of the week, it is goodbye Nashville, hello Austin.