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Q. What Does RustiKate Mean?

A. Rus-ti-Kate/ˈrəstəˌkāt/  verb          

  1. To retire to the country.

  2. To become rustic in style, or behavior.

  3. To alter, modify, cause to change, make different, cause a transformation.
     

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Q. What is Tatting?

A.Tatting is a technique for handcrafting durable lace from a series of knots (cow hitch or half-hitch knots, called double stitches, over a core thread) and loops. There are two primary methods of tatting: shuttle tatting and needle tatting. Tatting is said to have evolved during the 18th century from netting constructed by fishermen and sailors.
 

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Q. How Did You Learn to Needle Tat?

A. I taught myself to tat, both needle and shuttle tat, when I was about 13. Check out video below for more of the story.

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Q. Is Tatting a Lost Art?

A. No Tatting is not a lost art, even though it is often referred to as one. Tatting’s popularity has ebbed and flowed over the years, but it has experienced a new found popularity internationally in recent years, among crafters and artists of all ages.
 

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Q. What is Your Favorite Thread?

A. Vintage thread is my favorite. In new threads, my favorite is DMC Baroque Crochet thread.

 

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Q. What is Korean Natural Farming (KNF)?

A. In 1965, Cho Han-Kyu of South Korea, an agriculture research student traveled to Japan and studied the natural farming method of three teachers: Miyozo Yamagishi ( 山岸 巳代蔵), Kinshi Shibata (柴田 欣志) and Yasushi Oinoue (大井上 康). From his studies and personal research Cho developed what became the Korean Natural Farming method. KNF works with nature through the use of indigenous microorganisms (IMO) (bacteria, nematodes, fungi, protozoa) to produce fertile soil with high output yields without the use of pesticides or herbicides.

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Q. Where Did You Learn Korean Natural Farming (KNF)?

A. I studied KNF on the Big Island of Hawaii. I currently hold a double certification in KNF, from YWAM Kona and University of Hawaii. I was trained by certified KNF instructors and active farmers as well as Master Cho himself. I also had the opportunity to participate in a KNF internship at the largest KNF farm in HI.

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Q. What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

A. The American Occupational Therapy Association defines an occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant as someone who "helps people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, injury rehabilitation, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes."

For more info about OT download the AOTA Handout