Announcement Your expedition begins with wearable art infinity and winter scarves for women/men, bags for cell phones, felted wool purses, wide headbands, hoods, exotic pillowcases, table runners. Bohemian, tribal, rustic. 16 to 22 yarn skeins ship for $13.99...see FAQ's: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifesAnExpedition/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav
Your expedition begins with wearable art infinity and winter scarves for women/men, bags for cell phones, felted wool purses, wide headbands, hoods, exotic pillowcases, table runners. Bohemian, tribal, rustic. 16 to 22 yarn skeins ship for $13.99...see FAQ's: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifesAnExpedition/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav
- All 523
- HANDBAGS totes jewelry 82
- WOMEN'S long scarves 76
- MEN'S long scarves 16
- COWLS unisex & infinity 59
- HEADBANDS ski bands hats 49
- HOME kitchen garden gift 88
- WOMEN'S clothing 11
- YARN worsted DK sock 62
- YARN bulky chunky 18
- YARN pattern sewing bead 62
Samantha Lawton-Duthie on Apr 30, 2016
Cortney on Mar 25, 2016
These are wonderful. I plan to buy many many more. It'd perfect because don't need tons of the same style for jewelry. ???? Thank you!!!!!!
donnamidwife on Mar 23, 2016
Life's an Expedition. And your expedition is about to begin.
I'm writer/artist dj runnels. If a casual glance at my shop suggests I cannot commit to one craft... well, that's because I grew up in a household in which my mother the art teacher filled every room with ongoing crafts. But much as I love papier mache, painting and collecting antiquarian books, my heart belongs to textiles.
I learned to knit when I was 8. I began sewing on a machine before my feet reached the pedals. I made a skirt and bolero without a pattern when I was about 14. I can't remember the last time I knitted a solid color anything and I don't understand why anyone would. And no one taught me to crochet; I just winged it.
But I didn't start out as an artist. My career path after college led me to be an ad agency copywriter, then creative director. (If you're a Mad Men fan, that means I was a Peggy Olson and later a Don Draper.) I was a freelance writer with six unpublished novels when September 11 hit. I re-evaluated my life and decided to follow my artistic whims. Life's an Expedition was born in 2003.
That first year, I was weaving handbags. My husband Roger and I were collaborating on the birdhouses he made. My mother Joan would sometimes provide hand knit components of a gift basket. Most of this merchandise went into our art shows. One day, I threw together an odd combination of yarns and listed it on eBay just for laughs. To my surprise, people pounced on it. Within months, I was a yarn powerseller.
We've reinvented Life's an Expedition many times as our creative muses changed. Lately, I am exploring multi-fiber scarves created from new and upcycled fabrics, dyes, beads, coins, etc. Roger is contemplating a series of fantasy houses. My mother is finding all sorts of fleece for me to wet felt or spin. And I use many of my own yarn blends in my winter headbands, hats and scarves for men and women. But I'm still perfectly happy to supply you with the raw materials for your own creative expeditions.
Life's an Expedition: Color. Nature. Texture. Culture.
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Designer, Owner, Fiber Artist.
Writer turned fiber artist. [My About Page tells more about my background.]
Husband Roger makes birdhouses and stone castles, helps select really cool antiquarian books and is an expert at cramming huge amounts of yarn tightly into a box to save our customers money on shipping.
Joan sometimes spins, dyes yarn and procures fleece for me.