Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thinking. Experimenting

I am starting a couple of new pieces. The first one has been arranged for a week or two and I finally finished the foundation work. Now it is time for the fun. The blue one came together yesterday in it's preliminary form. I woke up with it in my head. It even has a title.
I am not sure where either of these pieces are going, but that is the exciting part!


In Play

Thursday, May 8, 2014


This doll was inspired by Indonesian shadow puppets as well as ethnic African dolls. She is made of loosely woven fabric sewn into a tube and stuffed. A dowel rod was inserted into the center and dropped into the hole of an upside down clay flower pot. Once she was "standing", I added her garment which consists of every scrap I could find, fastened on with a crochet hook in "Rag Rug" fashion. Along with yarn and fabric, her garment also includes trinkets, such as tiny baskets and clay cups. On her head, is a small needle woven basket, which holds a tiny Bee (Bee in her bonnet?). Her arms are made of knitted I-Cord and they are manipulated by Vintage plastic knitting needles that belonged to my Grandmother. Ragamuffin will be in an up-coming Fiber Arts Show and is mounted on a rotating turntable so she can show off her dress!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Not The Sharpest Pencils In The Box

Not The Sharpest Pencils In The Box
11"x 18"
Fabric construction using embroidered, hand dyed fabric
It makes me laugh. I hope you laugh too!  

Friday, May 2, 2014

More Felted Baskets

I made more of these baskets. Now that I have the hang of it, I can zip right through one. Everyone seems to like them. The dark red one has knitted in polka dots and then pink Embroidered French Knots. I really like the red one. It has a nice round shape and I like the way I did the rim in different colors. What color next? Maybe turquoise?