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wow … more media attention! nice mention in the times union in albany NY

Anyone who has a fiber addiction will be in good company here.

My friend Harriet Levy, an avid knitter and spinner, wrote a fun piece about the dangers of knitting. Pick up those needles at your own risk!

I must confess … after learning to knit at the tender age of six,

I went on to crocheting, then sewing, needlepoint, pottery,

dabbled in weaving,

stained glass, jewelry, driftwood, shells and feathers, beads.

then, knitting over-sized garments and bags to then shrink down to felt

… onto silk painting and hand-dyeing silk yardage

which naturally progressed to nuno felting and dyeing my own roving

and, oh ya, did I mention I just bought a spinning wheel?


Posted 7 years, 6 months ago at 3:27 am.

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Artist Nancy Dorian helps Holyoke seniors unleash their creativity by painting silk scarves

This was my 4th mention in the press this fall!

republican-11-11-09There were a few misquotes, but I am just thrilled with the write up!  I’ve been so busy I don’t have time to drive the bus anymore. Supporting myself as an full-time artist is a dream come true!

I’m now offering silk painting workshops in my studio with all materials included for $35.  Why not give wonderful hand-painted silk scarves for holiday gifts this year? Book your space now by emailing me at

Posted 7 years, 6 months ago at 5:30 pm.

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