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annnnnnd we're live! #everydaymagic volume iii: burn it down is available now (swipe to see photos of the offerings, and check my profile for the links) 🔥
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i'm going to profile each of the offerings on their own over the next little while. you can get the patterns (#sunflower, #oak, and #cinders) on #ravelry, and the zine on its own and the stitch markers are available on ashalberg.com in the shop. big thanks to @tabithas.heart, @brycetylr, and @prairiedaun for your help on this latest darling 🖤 there are 5 more #everydaymagic collections scheduled, and hopefully each one offers you something beautiful and beneficial for your life ✨
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when i first started working on this latest offering, i wasn't actually thinking about shifting into full-time self-employment. now with one week left to go before i'm totally self-employed, this launch feels a little scarier and more vulnerable, but i'm also really glad that of all my projects that could coincide with this time of shift, it's the one that's most directly focused on selfcare, on ritual and the practice of making as an expression of love. i truly hope you get something wonderful out of volume iii, and please share your experiences with me as you work through whichever parts of it you choose to engage with! 🖤

Rawr! This lion is one of many symbols being worked into a new birthday crown 💚

Lovely shot of @stel_suen refreshed set of ULAT Dryer Balls from @walrushome.
Her guest from Hong Kong picked up her set too.
Continued #HappyLaunderingULATstyle ladies!

#wooldryerballs
#dryerballs
#canada
#canadianwool
#goodfriends
#laundryroom
#laundry
#laundryday

yikes! it's been a minute since i last posted over here. if you've been following my @sunflowerknit account, you know there's been some big news recently - as of july 1, i'll be 100% self-employed. i'm excited about that for a number of reasons, but i'm especially excited about having more time for #fromfieldtoskin adventures! and posting more regularly too 🤞🏼
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august is going to be a big month around here thanks to a mini-collection and series of accompanying interviews with @uppercanadafibreshed and some of their members - @westlakeknits, @circlerlamb, and @twinoaksfarmfiber. i'll be sharing more sneak peeks of the patterns i shot on location @ecfta last month with @tenderfield as my adorable model. in the meantime, there's a new #everydaymagic collection coming out tomorrow in celebration of the summer solstice, and 2 of the 3 patterns feature canadian fibreshed yarns - this hat (modeled by my dear one @brycetylr) uses natural shetland sheep shades from last resort farm in malagash, nova scotia, and the pi shawl accompanying it uses 100% rideau arcott lambswool from my own @pembinafibreshed and dear friend christel's farm; @fermefiolafarm! thanks for being patient with me, and i can't wait to share more with you so soon! 🐑🌻💕

tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow... are you as excited as i am for the next #everydaymagic collection? 🔥
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you can't do a proper colourwork hat without a fade into the crown, as far as i'm concerned. #oak will be joined by the #cinders socks and #sunflower pi shawl tomorrow, as well as special edition stitch markers made with garnet and red jasper, and of course a new zine with fresh diy tutorials and rituals for you 🖤 and as always, you've got the option of grabbing just your favourite or everything all together. can't wait to share this litha gift with you all! ✨

We have new yarn! This is Rustic Heather Sport from @lichenandlace. It's spun at Canada's oldest mill and hand dyed in New Brunswick. #themarinersdaughter #newyarn #canadianyarn #canadianyarndyer #handdyed #handdyedyarn #localyarn #canadianwool

One sleeve down, 3 to go! .
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Bottom sweater is #branchesandbudspullover by @maddermade and knit with @briggslittle , a beautiful, rustic 🇨🇦 yarn that I love.
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Top sweater is #kazahanasweater by @eritml and knit with another 🇨🇦 yarn - the beautiful squishy loveliness that is @hinterland_textiles .
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Hope to finish these soon, just in time for summer 🤦‍♀️
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Seriously though, I’m SO happy with both and you better believe I’ll be wearing them at #knitcity2018 .
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#briggsandlittle #knitcitysweater #knicitysweater2018 #wool #canadianwool #knityourown #knitters #knitting #knittersofinstagram #hinterlandtextilesrange

happy summer solstice loves! celebrating with food and tarot and sewing after some work gets done 🌞
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when i was knitting up this hat design for the litha edition of #everydaymagic, i was super nervous about my tension because i don't do colourwork very often and this unique colourwork chart i made has some longer floats. also, my head is a good couple of inches smaller than @brycetylr's (which is actually super convenient because we cover the average adult head sizes between the two of us). knitting loosely did the trick though! the hat fits us both great (you can check my grid for photos of me wearing it), and the natural shades from nova scotian shetland sheep look good regardless of who's wearing it. fibreshed knits ftw! 🐑
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#oak will be dropping alongside the #cinders socks and #sunflower pi shawl on sunday, so you can celebrate the solstice for a little bit longer while you wait for the litha release 🍂🌻😘

Loving the design on this stranded mitt! Repost from @kerimalley: "Almost finished one happy camper mitten 2.0 for the #summermittenkal. Just needs a thumb. I was inspired by a scene on a latte to make these mittens. Inspiration is everywhere 😀
#knittersofinstagram
#briggsandlittle"
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#canadianyarn #canadianwool #yarnlove #yarnaddict #lovewool #realwool #knitstagram #i_loveknitting #wool #briggsandlittle #igknitters #instaknit #igknits #knittersofig
#knitlife #yarnlover #triocter #tricotin #yarnstagram #wooladdict #yarn

Summer holidays are almost here! I’m taking summer bookings for custom handspinning services. If you are a wool producer this is a great opportunity to have unique products created for your farmgate stand or market booth. Both cash price and spin a pound get a pound options available. Coordinating social media promotion for your farm. Shorter turnaround than many mills, and smaller batch requirements. Link in bio. #canadianwool #ontariowool #handspinning #smallbusiness #canadianbusiness

Feeling nostalgic and in need of inspiration!...My son and I plan a return trip to Nova Scotia Canada, and revisiting photos of our time there a few years ago keeps me focused on our goal. This little gem supplied my first purchase of Canadian produced woollen yarn, in a gorgeous rose pink ❤️🍁 --- #dartmouthyarns #novascotia #dartmouth #canadianyarn #canadianknitter #canadianwool #visitnovascotia #canadianlife #lovecanada #canadianmade #makeithappen #focusonyourgoals #australianincanada #knittersofinstagram #knittersoftheworld #georgiemcknits #georgieandson

These are not your ordinary dryer balls. @ulat4 Pure Wool Dryer Balls are hand made on Vancouver Island, and they have been recognized by the David Suzuki foundation.
Ulat has done their due diligence and found that the larger softer dryer balls absorb more water and cut back on dryer time 30-50%. You can drop essential oils onto the balls for a natural and clean scent and they also reduce static.
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#dryerballs #wool #canadianwool #lessdryertime #handmade #economical #ecofriendly #wooldryerballs #antistatic #betterfortheplanet #goodfortheearth #canadianmade #localmade #madeonvancouverisland #nanaimo #nanaimobc #supportlocalbusiness #departurebayaromatherapy

I have no good place to take photos at my house but I attempted one anyway because I love how this turned out! 😍 Going to try another one soon
#abstractpainting #yarnpainting #watercolor #fibreart #wallhanging #wool #yarn #yarnlover #canadianwool #canadianmaker

~ crush ~ merino, yak, silk ~ dyed by @westcoastcolour .
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#handdyedwool #handspunwool #handspunyarn #spinnersofinstagram #spinnersofinstagram #canadiancreatives #canadianwool #westcoastcolourandcarding

it's a bazillion degrees and i have a hot laptop on my lap and a report i need to somehow unmelt my brain to write this evening. this blooper/not-really-blooper-because-i-kinda-love-it shot from this weekend with @brycetylr is basically the exact embodiment of all my feels in this moment 🙈
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this pi shawl will be available along with all the other #everydaymagic offerings this sunday. in the meantime, please send popsicles and/or ice cream 🍦

✨Evenings in June are purely Magic!
“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”-Bernard Williams.
✨Our weekend was spent mainly in the garden and catching up on chores! I’ve also been busy working on the new website. Thank you for all your kind words of encouragement and support! I can’t wait to share this with all of you!😘 (until then my Etsy shop will remain open - Link in profile)



#june #asthesungoesdown #magiciseverywhere #leavemehere #wildflowers #goldenhour #photoshoot #withnature #makehaywhilethesunshines #homesweethome #westcoastbestcoast #yyj #islanddweller #seafolk #wool #knitting #knitters #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #knittersoftheworld #yarn #yarnlover #yarnstagram #makers #canadianwool #local #sustainable #natural #naturaldyersofinstagram #wildinthewoods

Another winner winner chicken dinner 😄 To the "to sell" pile with you... 😊
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#indiedyer #handspinnersoninstagram #handspunyarn #spinnersofinstgram #imakeyarn #fiberartist #fiberstudio #dyestudio #canadianwool #madeinnovascotia

At #craftrevival this spring I had numerous people inquire about yarn made from #canadianwool so I stocked up today! These are 3 breathtaking fleeces from @doverfarmcanada that I’ve chosen (there may be more once I make up my mind 😂). If you’re a spinner and looking for perfection, head over to Veronica’s Facebook page. If you want smaller amounts and are local, check out @olivesandbananas selection of Veronica’s fleeces. Or check out my website (link in profile) if you want to dip your toes and sample small amounts of washed fleece. #ontariowool #canadianyarn #shoptbay #handspinning #spinnersofinstagram

thank you all so much for your beautiful wonderful supportive words on my last post! 💕 i'll get around to replying to everyone in a little bit. first i need to get some work done before i go spend papa's day with my family. i inherited my curls and my nose from my dad, and i'm working on learning how to be as calm as he is in situations of stress. he's got one hell of a poker face, although the twinkle of mischief he gets in his eye is something i've definitely inherited too hehe ✨
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taking a quick break from #everydaymagic sneak peeks for another sneak peek - i just took the photos for my upcoming shawl/yarn kit, and my freshly repotted aloe plant was almost as goodlooking a model as @brycetylr (it makes me snort less though, so i guess i better keep him around for that...also it probably won't wear socks particularly well). i sewed a third #ogdencami for this shoot using some linen/rayon chambray from @eweknitto and i think this overall outfit is my favourite one yet! the shawl pattern and yarn kits should be available through me and in-person with @thenakedsheepyarnandfibre and @wolseleywool in early july - stay tuned! but first, #everydaymagic in just one week 😍

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