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Pretty corners

In yesterday's blog post I confessed to really not loving the look of my work space. But I should have added that when you look closely, there is always something beautiful to rest your eye upon. It's really just the big picture of chaos that I find a little less inspiring.

During a big snow

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I was out early. Surprised, really at how early the snow started, how fine it was. Some hauling of wood. Making sure the tarps were secure in case of big wind. There is a large roof overhang that serves as...

TFA Office - Before

The title of this post gives it all away... I'm finally giving my office the revamp that I've wanted to for the past almost 4 years! I can't believe that we've lived in this house that long, wow. This space is one of the main reasons we bought this house. Show More Summary

Before a big snow

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I woke to that whitened light. I knew. Readying for the worst of the winter. Big snow has begun. Big extended chill to follow. And then February. February is my birth month. It always the one that tests me somehow....

Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel and the Exuberance of Decoration and Pattern

Illustration: Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel. Textile design, 1913. Another post and another new designer. Although Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel was born and raised in Germany, he is much better known as one of the important names associated with the Wiener Werksatte. Show More Summary

Soul-o is home

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Cold moving in again. The fresh wood stacked by the fire (and this cloth) seems like home I think. Nice and warm with a tad of forest. Fear subsiding. Ate from my hand today. Gifts have been exchanged. It's gong...

In the Spirit of Giving

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

So continuing with HOME, after finally completing that repetitive stitching that defines the basket's edge....I ve' decided to use the beasts to define that edge as a special sort of meeting place. To soften it further. I shall use the...

just Going through January

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It's snowing again. Today,so far, we had rain, hail, snow and sunshine. No wind. Winter blues are settling in, we are all simply finding ways to entertain ourselves. Each other. I built a fire in the studio today. Because...

Basket eye

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I've been off dreaming, wandering spending some time gathering selves to fill a basket.. And speaking of selves, I really like this.

Fashion Friday - Reverb

Featured Knits: Reverb designed by me! Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Hayloft colourway. I designed and knit this cardigan for Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People 5 collection back in the summer of 2012. I was barely pregnant when I finished it and then sent it off right away. Show More Summary

Mid January Looking

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

There is a lot of looking going on. Soul-o has been hanging out downstairs more and looking up. Deciding maybe. And now finding the window, looking out. Sometimes calling out. Closer but still no touching. Me? I think I am...


3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

As part of the great unDoing, in this case the UnDoing of a lifetime of clutter in the garage, we came across a big wad of old wire. The man fashioned a few dozen hangers. Tiny ones. While keeping the...

Hat inspired by shirt

Pattern: Grammy' HatYarn: Green Label Aran Weight in Chris Grey, Velvet, Seabreeze, Peacock and Olive Whilst Christmas shopping in December I picked up this shirt for my brother Vince. I love a comfy long-john shirt and I was immediately drawn to these stripes. Show More Summary

How one thing leads to another

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

The moon faced catnip thingy. For Soul-o.

Wednesday, doodle Wednesday continued...

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

So I drew this a while ago. And clearly today. With Home in mind... it is the beast that carries the basket. A travelling companion most useful. It fits to my new mindset. And looking back to the Magic Diaries...

A sense of that which cannot be lost

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

What drew me into the studio? Out of the room we are heating for the winter. Was it the light? Sunshine!. Thank you I said to myself. The morning mist sucked it up. As if each droplet of mist rising...

Soft meeting places

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Days are still way short. Rain. Dark. A Blur like winter sometimes becomes. I like the blur here. I left some of the going open without figure or feather. Maybe Just Going. There is a sense of space that I...

More comfortable with Questions

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

So this one. it's done, or as the fringe implies it actually keeps going. The naming evolved into Becoming Comfortable with Questions. or Just Considering I guess. That word Just is just something really. It pairs things down. Simplifies them....

TFA Tuesday - Sople Pattern by Lete's Knits

Top Tier Knitter/Designer: Justyna Lorkowska aka Lete's Knits (blog)Pattern: Sople by Justyna herself!Yarn: TFA Yellow Label DK Weight Yarn in Frost A little while back, Justyna sent me a bunch of sketches and asked me to pick my favourite...Show More Summary

Bigger Bolder Warmer

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Atop the lion quilt. Perhaps considering all things.

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