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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, April 23, 2014

Studio Friend

I was out in back steaming silk today and this little person joined me. Busy eating, no matter how the pots and pans were rattling!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bubble, Bubble Toil and Trouble

Doing some experiments with tansy. Although the recommended mordant is usually alum I wanted to see what the pot as mordant would do.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Studio is beginning to fill up once again!

This is the wall of the unwashed. We will hang out together until mid February, then I will have a lot of laundry to do!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Do they always "turn out right"?

Well, depends on what you mean by "right". Some scarves that come out beautiful on one end, but almost blank on the other can be done over. In the case of the fabric above, the coloring was lovely but the overall effect was not so great. When cut into strips the potential came back. I did these flowers with some of them and saved a few larger pieces for future projects.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope how I spend today guides the rest of my year. I slept in, cleaned my house and took a walk. While sleeping late all the time is not recommended sometimes one needs to get some rest. I will never be accused of being a neat nick, but the basics are always good. Being outside does me a world of good. Spring will soon be here and the collecting can start again. In the meantime here is photo of what I have done this fall and winter.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Harvest

There is just enough time to collect materials before winter gets here for real!