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Spinning the Wheel: Experience the Ancient Art of Turning Fiber Into Yarn
“It’s fun to just come up with something so beautiful out of this pile of wool,” said Julie Iannelli,...
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For Powerful Traditional Remedies, Know and Grow Medicinal Herbs (A): Arnica
In both the East and the West, before modern medicine there were herbs. People, mainly women, knew their...
The Fascinating Process Behind the Beauty of Natural Fibers (Part VI): Abaca
As we’ve seen in the first parts of this series, natural fibers come from an amazing array of sources...
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Bach, Darwin, and the Question of Creation
Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles Darwin were two of the most creative minds of their time. Although...
Traditional Chinese Medicine Recipes for Health–Part I: ‘Minor Heat’
According to traditional Chinese medicine, humans are one with nature, and exist in a “unity of form...
Yixing Teapots: Tradition, Elegance and Artistry
As my design studio professor Paula Horrigan always stressed, a good design is “simple, elegant and direct...
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Wayuu Mochila Bags – An Indigenous Colombian Tradition of Colorful Crochet
Mochila bags, increasingly trendy and colorful totes, each display a unique expression indigenous Wayuu...
Independence Day Fireworks, and Their International Origin
As the skies across America explode with color and sound this Fourth of July, one might wonder how and...
Seasonal Eating for July, and the Topic of Landrace
Moving through the months to highlight suitable foods for seasonal eating, we have taken the opportunity...
Seed Saving Basics for the Home Gardener
Seed saving is not merely an economical tactic that will save you a good bit of money in the future;...
The Chinese Waist Drum – A Spirited, Spiritual Tradition
Considered the world's first drum, the Chinese waist drum (腰鼓 Yāogǔ) recalls the glory of ancient Chinese...
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Nurture Your Knees Now for Long-Term Mobility
Our knees are big joints with an even bigger job. We depend on them to stand, bend, get around, and bear...