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Hello! Glad you found me. I have been a fiber artist working mostly with wearables for the last 15 years or so. This year is about both exploration and returning to my roots. I have been exploring India Flint's eco-printing and have been completely mesmerized by it. It speaks to me in that it reminds me of the way my grandmother and aunt used to make use of the materials at hand. This is why I have also decided to go back to exploring with recycled or up cycled materials as well. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Douglas Maple

I love the prints I get with Douglas maple. This one also has a bit of sumac, plum leaves and St. John's wort.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tansy and Ladybugs

Today was a good day. I intended to go out and harvest tansy, set it up to dry and get down to some sewing. When I was out harvesting I decided it was too nice a day to spend inside. After days of oppressive heat followed by days of smoke filled sky, the lure of bright blue sky, real white clouds and silly little bugs was too much to resist. So after bringing the tansy home I went back out to get Douglas maple along the river along with the last of the St. John's Wort. I headed over to the mall to grab some purple plum leaves. I set all this to steam on silk scarves, now to wait and see what I get!

Friday, July 11, 2014

On the Road

This is the moon over Priest Lake, Idaho from last night. Since I had no cell service, here it is. I stayed at a lovely place called Granite Creek Marina, a little bit of paradise. Tonight I am in Newport, Washington at an RV park, no amazing pictures - but had a lovely visit from two hummingbirds and a robin that managed to sing with his mouth full, he found a lovely a bug as a before bed snack and still managed to trill away. Guess I'll finish off the wine for mine, but will hold off on the singing. I am here to broil away at the Pend Oreillle Lavender Festival.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Eucalyptus

The magic of this plant is amazing! Can't wait to see it in the morning!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Post Boiling

This what the look like cooked, now we wait and see what happens!

Stuffing

I decided to try this out today. I have done some dyeing in jars before but they came out pretty smelly. Hopefully a bit of a boil will help avoid that - we will see what happens down the road!