Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More magnets and other news


I totally forgot to post pics of one of my magnetic weavings that I completed for the end of term...OR maybe I have--I can't remember. Anyway this was one of my favourite projects to work on...I used silk linen for the warp and weft and inlayed some recycled silk sari yarn and some of my own handspun silk. I hand dyed everything using mineral dyes--it really makes it look like silver. And there are magnets that I embroidered into the cloth...it's all throughout so that you can change the shape of the shawl depending on how you want to wear it.



I have been weaving lots lately...I work for a very lovely lady and talented artist...I'm pretty lucky I get to weave for her.

I have also started some of my own projects including something for Circle Craft Scholarship show early next year. Also, stay tuned for a line of accessories coming very soon...mostly woven.

Lots happening in the lady shack these days...I'm feeling very lucky to have dedicated creative space. I have D to thank for that. (Thanks! xo).
I have been fighting off some sort of stomach flu the last couple of days...it hasn't been pretty but I'm hopeful that I will feel better by tomorrow.

Be well.
xo

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blueberry picking and napkins



I have been enjoying the lovely summer Vancouver weather a little too much (read: taking a lot of time to just be outside and do a whole lot of nothing)...so I thought I would get back to work and finish up some napkins I printed AND go blueberry picking!

I picked about 3.5 pounds of blueberries. I froze some but we also made some blueberry pancakes and I made a Blueberry Grunt for dessert.

On another note, I finally have a floor loom! I was given a floor loom from a very lovely friend and have it all set up in my almost set up workroom. I'm calling my workroom "the lady shack". It's full of fun stuff like looms, yarn, fabric and the like. I will be sure to post pics after it's all set up.
Back to work now!
xo