Rachel Bingham Kessler's Profile
Hello, my name is Rachel. I make things from wool, vintage and found fabrics and foraged plants. I hand select the best primitive Maine raised fleeces I can find, directly from the farmer. I wash each fleece by hand using mild soaps and then air dry each one. I use a variety of plant pigments powers and plants from around the island to dye with. I use a Kromski spinning wheel or a Turkish drop spindle to spin soft varigated singles. I try to keep the skeins over 150 yards. I've been spinning my own yarns since 2000 and I've been knitting since 1994.
I also work with vintage fabrics creating colorful unique useful items. I relish scouring flea markets, antique shops, yard sales and bargain bins for colorful, vintage, unique, items that I can incorporate into a project. I'm also moved by colors and shapes I see every where. I have always loved textiles, putting different textures,…
- Born on March 27
- Joined June 2, 2009