All posts by: Donna Druchunas

Donna Druchunas
About Donna Druchunas
An entrepreneur for over 15yrs, I've dabbled in all kinds of businesses. From self publishing, knit design, website sales, teaching, mentoring, and more. I love to see other people succeed in whatever their endeavor may be. I'll be able to give you a jumpstart to start your business, start a hobby, website, and make you a success in the craft industry. This is my business and it supports me, my husband, three cats, living in a large farmhouse in Vermont USA.
04/17/2019

Video about Maria Sibylla Merian

This is a lovely lecture with a slide show about Maria Sibylla Merian. I’ll be writing more about a lot of the topics covered here in the booklets you’ll be getting in future club packages.

04/16/2019

Dye Time!

Look what just came! Yarn for the next 2 packages. Time to set up the outdoor dye kitchen for spring.

04/15/2019

Maria Merrian was a complicated woman

Working on all of the booklets at once, with stories that span her life. Here are topics I’ve thought of so far. Her life is dense and rich like the jungles she visited in South America. Also, I’m playing with colorway ideas for our next two packages!

04/09/2019

Victorian Knitting Mysteries

Victorian knitting patterns were often mysteries, since there were no diagrams or photos in many of the books. The flower book I have is one of those. This is the only image in the book: Here’s our pattern, in all its dense, textual beauty: I charted the flower petal from our pattern. You start by […]

04/06/2019

Victorian Knitting Patterns

That flower pattern is confusing isn’t it? Here is some info about Victorian knitting patterns. Next week, after you have time to play with this a bit, I’ll post a modern version of the instructions. Measurements & Sizing Patterns will be in inches because they were written before the metric system came into use. The […]