January 2012 Archives

January 30, 2012

hanging

I spent this morning hanging my show with Eden at Secession. I'm really pleased with how it looks.

January 27, 2012

textile sketch

textile sketch  -  Jan 27

After last week's textile sketch, I thought about burning holes. I like the smell of burning paper. Burning wool on the other hand, smells awful, especially indoors. I'm kind of in love with cardboard and cut down a piece to act as a backing. I was pleased with the simplicity of the sewn linen in between the row of holes. It wasn't until I was taking pictures, that I realized how much it looked like a cracker.

textile sketch - Jan 27
technique: burning and sewing
media: cardboard, wool felt, linen yarn

January 26, 2012

after

after

January 25, 2012

before

before

January 20, 2012

textile sketch

textile sketch  -  Jan 20

I'm starting a series of casual experiments called textile sketch. I don't know how it will develop, but this one was made without a clear idea and using things I had at hand on my table.

textile sketch - Jan 20
technique: simple weaving
media: mat board, rayon silk yarn, hand spun wool,
lace weight wool, mohair locks, ink, and oil paint

January 19, 2012

fifty

detail

The Ordinary Object number has swelled to fifty. Visit the project blog to see the entire series.

January 17, 2012

letters

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I'm hand lettering and embroidering for a new series. The show is the beginning of next month and things are feeling a little tight.

January 7, 2012

spinning

spinning I'm hand spinning yarn for a new series I'm showing next month at Secession Art and Design. It's been quite a while since I've used a spinning wheel and it takes some getting used to.

January 4, 2012

goals

incorporate more dyeing, spinning, and weaving into work explore techniques through textile sketches build on momentum of shows, aim for one-two solo shows prepare for craft council show in August frame and present work with more meticulousness traveling for shows grow, deepen, expand, explore be better about cataloging work, taking quality photos of each piece

January 1, 2012

indigo

yarn and roving

I spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, ushering out the old year at A Verb for Keeping Warm's Day of Color. There was spinning, weaving, carding and I tried my hand at indigo dyeing. My skein of yarn and some roving will marinate in their plastic bag home for a week. Indigo is pretty mysterious stuff and I look forward to working with it more. Happy New Year to everyone!

Indigo dyeing

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