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shopping on Granville Island

September 30, 2011

I always go to Maiwa with a shopping list, dyes and chemicals first; 2.5 KG of alum, thiourea dioxide, synthrapol, 100g of Lac and 30g of logwood.

“Adventures in Bookbinding” by Jeannine Stein

HandEye magazine, “World Textiles”, summer 2011 issue

ALL textiles, wonderful articles and fabulous pictures.  It covers unique techniques and fibres from around the world, including  Rowland Ricketts and his indigo dyed textiles.

gossamer thin Japanese silk tulle. I’m going to try natural dyeing it and then use it in my stitching.

and at Circle Craft an exhibit of hooked rugs by Judy Robertson. These aren’t just any hooked rugs. The artist stitches entire stories onto narrow fabric strips (silk, linen, velvet, wool ) and uses traditional hooking methods to create large, unique wall hung art pieces.  They are breath-taking.

the artist’s statement says, ” I think these works are about a presence that cannot be known, a voice that is just outside of understanding. Perhaps it is the unconscious trying to surface or the quiet pleas of a person all alone”

I’m off to buy a lottery ticket!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. fibreisle permalink
    October 5, 2011 10:24 am

    I LOVE Hand/Eye. I’ve been lucky to subscribe since the beginning. World Textiles hasn’t hit my mailbox yet, so it’s nice to see it. I wish they would change back to their former large format. That was beautiful.

    And the silk tulle….oh my gosh. I need some.


  2. October 3, 2011 12:50 am

    the silk tulle made my heart beat faster.


  3. October 2, 2011 10:45 pm

    How many interesting things, I wonder where and if I will be able to find the magazine in Los Angeles.


  4. October 1, 2011 4:21 am

    it seems like you had a HUGE trip, and the hooked words…i love this. wish i could have seen it BIG. and that silk…to die for.


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