Friday, June 28, 2013

High In Fiber

 High in Fiber opening July 5 from 5:30 - 9:00 pm at K Space Contemporary during Artwalk featuring fiber artists Dianne Berman, Sara Crittenden Coppedge, Paula Gron, Erika Mcilnary, Patricia Reinhardt, Alicia Ross, Mary Schaudies and Ashley Thomas.

If you happen to be in Corpus Christi, Texas,
 you can see some of my work here.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Making Progress

The Octopus Garden
8.5" x 8.5"

I posted a photo of this piece when I first started it.
If you want to refresh your memory, you can see it here

I started working on it again yesterday as a break from the "white" embroidery. It is not finished, but I am almost there. In case I didn't mention it before, the base of this piece is hand dyed cotton twill. I tore some of it into strips and wove them. A mono print on fabric was appliqued on top. Then it was all embroidery and more embroidery. The texture on each side is dyed scrim, couched down with buttonhole stitches. Dyed silk cord is mixed in there as well.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sampler 2

13" x 13"
White cotton hand embroidery on a white linen napkin.
In this photo, the piece is in the process of being damp stretched.
I think it has an Ecclesiastical look don't you?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

What Is it?

I think this embroidery is finished.
I can't say I won't add anything to it, but for now, I am done.
Does it look like something to you?
What should the title be?
Some have seen a fantastic animal; some a garden; some a house.
Oh and the background is not grey! It is off-white.
I don't know what is up with that.  
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Friday, June 21, 2013


Sampler--in work 13" x 13"
white cotton embroidery on a vintage Linen napkin
for Karen Ruane's class
Simply Stitch

Friday, June 14, 2013

My Little Scarf

I finished this last night and washed it this morning.
It came out better than I thought it was going to.
I think knitting the pointed end
(I got really tired of knitting that point)
with the bright orange helped.
The orange gave it a more southwestern look.
The wrap is smaller than I expected
definitely a scarf and not a shawl or even a shawlette!
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Now Knitting This

This is a stripped triangular scarf (pattern by Veera Valimaki).
I think it would be more effective in colors with a stronger contrast.
Oh well. Next time.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Basket Class

If you have followed this blog for very long, you know that I periodically take a basket class from my friend Jo Evans. Three or four of us spend the day learning to make a particular basket. This time, we made Nantucket Baskets. It is a 5" basket with a wooden bottom that is made over a mold. Using a mold was a new technique for us. Right away. I made a mistake and put in 42 spokes instead of 43 (I thought I had put in 43 but then I can't count!) Instead of taking out the spokes (which have to be evenly spaced) and starting over, I just worked on my 42 which meant I had to go over two and the end of each round. That gave me a spiraling line around the basket which I quite like. Hurray for the "happy accident". A side benefit is that the Gods won't be angry with me for making a perfect basket. Not that there is much chance of that!
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