Life in Hepner Hollow

Oct 30, 2019, 11:37 AM
The Leaves are Falling like Snowflakes at La Basse Cour
Oct 24, 2019, 11:30 AM
In June of 2017, Diane and I decided to combine our energy, expertise, and experience to form Kortright Handworks @ La Basse Cour. My impetus at that time was simple and straightforward: I wanted to knit with wool from sheep that I knew. The intervening 28 months have been busy and educational. I am grateful for Diane and Larry's willingness to have me working alongside them on their farm.
Sep 23, 2019, 11:53 AM
Fall arrives at La Basse Cour!
Sep 23, 2019, 9:39 AM
Family Farm Day was a watershed moment for me as a dyer. A friend had given us some japanese indigo (persicaria tinctoria) seedlings in the spring and now was the time to harvest the leaves from the mature plants. I decided to follow the method described on the Botanical Colors website, and to make this experiment into a demonstration.
Aug 23, 2019, 9:02 AM
Ride the Wind at La Basse Cour
Aug 22, 2019, 10:25 PM
View some videos of and around the farm
Jul 22, 2019, 10:16 AM
Summer is Heating Up at La Basse Cour
Jun 21, 2019, 8:28 PM
Summer begins at La Basse Cour.
Jun 7, 2019, 6:37 AM
Although you'll find me often at La Basse Cour, my official "studio hours" for this season are Fridays 10 to 2 p.m. What do I mean by that, and how are those hours different than others that I spend at the farm?
May 24, 2019, 5:08 PM
This season when you visit my space you see that I am now selling under two labels: Jules Wrenne and Kortright Handworks@La Basse Cour. I expect I will be asked more than once to explain the difference between one basket and the other. The answer is engendered in the question I am most often asked at fairs and markets: "Where do you get your yarn?"