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working to a deadline

November 9, 2013

another studio tour

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sometimes I wonder why I do this??

yes, sometimes there are good sales – and sometimes not!

but it does encourage me to work

weaving-finishing 358

the second silk scarf will be finished, off the loom

and a new  demonstration warp ready to go

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a third linen workbag  dyed with pomegranate/iron

folded, block resisted, dyed with logwood

the colour was impossible to photograph – sage green and  brown-y purple

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a 4 oz. skein of silk that was pink – too pink! – top dyed in the logwood

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in the evenings, buttons made with scraps of indigo dyed cotton

spinning 210

and more flowers

12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2013 11:45 am

    You make such beautiful things! Could not resist and ordered the Robin Kimmerer book you talk about in another post. I absolutely LOVE the purple skein, that turned out so well!


  2. November 11, 2013 11:19 am

    i hear you about wondering why you sign up for things once they are right on top of you. but holiday season awaits, and it’s true it keeps you busy, even if not deep in the exact things you’d want to be doing.


    • November 11, 2013 11:43 am

      Aimee – you are so busy I wonder how you keep going! think I am just getting old and grumpy.


  3. Dixie permalink
    November 10, 2013 4:16 pm

    Your art work is wonderful. I enjoy following your ideas. Thanks


  4. November 10, 2013 9:06 am

    i have resisted our studio tours for several years now…i get to go visit, or not. wish you were a bit closer…


  5. November 10, 2013 9:05 am

    Scarves, button, flowers…they all have your special stamp. A light, sure touch.


  6. Lorrie Irwin permalink
    November 9, 2013 5:21 pm

    Love those buttons! I enjoyed my button workshop with you so much and wish
    I could do it all over again!


    • November 9, 2013 5:42 pm

      Lorrie – thank you. I’m thinking of teaching a class in the new year in my studio. stay tuned.


  7. November 9, 2013 1:26 pm

    Good luck with the sales.

    Do you arrange the studio tour weekends through an art association? Just curious. Our city needs to get the art scene moving and I am trying to figure out how other places do it.


    • November 9, 2013 2:32 pm

      Deb – this tour is a biannual event arranged by the municipal community rec. center. Participants need to work in a studio in the municipality, I have participated for 7 years, you pay a fee – it helps to cover advertising. There are many different tours in the area, some groups form their own committee. Some tours are specific to one art/craft form but the most successful seem to be those with a variety and not too great a distance between studios. My area is restricted enough that many people do it as a weekend walk.


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