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89% Humidity

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Imagine water woven into everything. As a woman, this kind of weather could make me say things I don't mean.

Stray cats

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Except for Considering Weave, I have fallen into playing. Actually there are a zillion stray cats here. Mended. Rescued, in a way, with a thread and needle from scraps of self, during a long hard winter by the light of...

The Textile Blog Summer Book Sale

The Textile Blog Summer Book Sale starts today and goes on for a full week, ending at midnight on July 21. All 11 books on The Textile Blog site, irrespective of price or subject are half price, so most will go down from $7.99 USD to $4.00, with the two Reference Guides going from $12.99 to $6.50. Show More Summary

Moon Games

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Really cloudy. The moon was out, I ran for the camera. When I cam back. Poof, Gone again. Yes the moon was playing games with me. So I played back, A little Ring around the Nine Patch. It's a good...

What caught my eye in July

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

This moon pulls me even further away from tangible things. I hobbled to the sea. I spent time standing on the shoreline. Considering many things. As close to all things that I might manage. There is a strange calm to...

Piecing 101: Quarter-inch Seams

Quarter-inch seams. Why are they so important in quilting? While consistent seam width is important for simple quilts. It’s the good ol’ 1/4-inch standard that will guarantee better success when making complicated blocks. Your machine may have one of these types of 1/4-inch presser feet above. 1. The foot that came with my Brother PQ-1500s. […]


2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

AKA Ode to Soul-o. A few small works going into the shop over the weekend.


2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Dreamed without words. A leftover, Miles from Nowhere.

How it Happened

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I took this picture out the studio window this morning. And how ever it happened, the light somehow erased the the view out the right pane. Taking pictures is such a great tool to imagine with. Extra eyes. In simpler...

Words and Cloth

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Flying Near 9 Moons. I named the moment. Naming things is sort of like telling a story in as few words as possible. Some days it is harder than others.

The Work of the Artist Fanny Zakucka

Illustration: Fanny Zakucka. 'Klavierunterricht', 1903. Fanny Zakucka, or Fanny Harlfinger-Zakucka as she is sometimes known, her husband was the artist Richard Halfinger, was an Austrian fine and graphic artist of the first half of the twentieth century. Show More Summary

Considering Tension as a moderator for flow

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I took some of the color saturation out of the photo, to look at the light and dark of it. Kind of like squinting your eyes, Dad taught me that. And I talked to myself, and posted this before I...

Tension and Flow

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It is hard to know how others come to develop a vision. It was even harder to know how that happened for me until I began recording it. Because it doesn't Just Happen. Although it seems a freer way of...

The corner of a storm

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Taking a day for myself. Just to work on this. I think the storm's contrast will help take the wishy-washyness out of this piece. Thinking only that the storm might define us.

Still Stormy Weather

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

A few days a go I really felt like I ruined this one. Today, though, I am not so sure. Maybe there was just a storm brewing. And well, I'll make the best if it. It's better to wait a...

Dark day

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Thunderstorms threatening all day. Dark. Spooky, hanging close to home.

Piecing 101 for quilters

Recently a friend came over and helped me sort through all of my quilts.  I have made a lot of quilts! So I thought I would run a Summer Series on tips that could improve your piecing. Let me just say that even though I know these things… sometimes I am lazy and I don’t […]

To Name it is to Confine it - Separateness of Name in the Creative Arts World

Illustration: Robert Delaunay. 'Rythme, Joie de Vivre', 1930. (Photo by Guillaume Piolle) Naming something intellectualises it; it begins to lose its power, its true identity, when we slap a label on it. It doesn't matter whether it's...Show More Summary

So many days have passed in June

3 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

The deer seem to have plenty to eat as the green has filled every space. I see them along the edge of the woods but not much in the garden any more. They seem to be really happy with the...

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