Marshfield, VT [Part III]

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Hope State Style | The Marshfield School of Weaving, Marshfield VT | Caroline Goddard

Photos of the Marshfield School of Weaving in Vermont. After a delicious pot luck lunch – one student brought rice pudding made with coconut water, cardamom and rose, my favorite! – I set about trying to capture every nook and cranny at the school like a kid in a candy store. I was fascinated by the shapes, textures and play of light in the studio, across the 18th and 19th century looms, and on the tools and faithfully traditional textiles being produced.

// more on Marshfield, VT //

Marshfield, VT [part I]

Marshfield, VT [part II]

// more on weavers and other such crafty folk //

I visited this 76 year old Greek weaver twice during my time on Paros.

The making of a West Indian bangle.

Oh, what’s in a rag rug?

Studio visit: Yria Ceramics

One bad ass boat-building lass

Marshfield, VT [Part II]

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Photos of the Hollister Hill Farm’s self-serve stand and barns in Marshfield, VT. I tried raw milk for the first time and it was incredible! Generally, I’m border-line lactose intolerant but ignore it in the name of good cheese, but when we arrived at the farm after hiking the rolling hills that lay between it and Justin’s house, I was so thirsty that I drank the whole pint glass the farmer had given me to try. You know how milk generally needs to go with something? Cookies, or chocolate or peanut butter? Not so with this milk- it was perfect on its own and made me feel great. The farm was a beautiful model of how a small-scale, well run dairy and meat operation can produce plenty of delicious food and still provide a healthy and high quality of life for all the animals.

// more on Marshfield //

Marshfield, VT {part I]

// more on food and farms //

When Farmers Wore Elegant Tophats

my brief stint as an olive harvester in the Cycladic islands – I wasn’t that good at it. I sort of just took pictures the whole time.

my cousin’s wedding on her organic dairy farm

an herbaceous obsession

and lastly: idealistic foodie college students in a sustainable agriculture class = the most brilliant source of free labor a CSA could hope for! Took these before I had photoshop…my, how far we’ve come.

Marshfield, VT [Part I]

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Hope State Style | Marshfield, VT | Caroline Goddard Photography

Part one of my photos from a recent trip to visit Justin in his new home in Marshfield. It would be hard to imagine a more idyllic piece of American countryside than the little Vermont town where he landed to pursue work at the Marshfield School of Weaving. I was obsessed with the blankets on my bed! Justin’s boss and mentor Kate hand wove them, along with all the dish towels and napkins in the house, and Alex and I appreciated the extra layers during those north country winter nights!

// other musings on the frozen north //

a trail left by visitors in this forgotten mill

in winter, one has the company of a certain gregarious star to keep cheered

everything is more beautiful under snow

I’m fond of gray but I can never remember the proper US spelling of the word.