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Praise for Peace

Often people ask me how much time I spend on each piece. Even if I kept track of these things, I wouldn’t be able to say. For one thing, I work on as many as twelve pieces at a time. … Continue reading

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The Hayloft Always Feels Like Church

Spring in The Cathedral New leaves yellow-green turned over against warm, steel-grey sky Opening the rose window of the loft door, I find sanctuary from a baptism of rain. Dewlap-clad gospel singers gobble their praise of the weather as the … Continue reading

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Blue Convertible Dress Converted to Green

Let’s begin the post with a little disclaimer.  The dress looks great on the dress form, but I think it’s important to see clothing on a real, live, squishy, active human.  I’m not the most photogenic person, especially when I’m … Continue reading

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Almost Persuaded

    I made this tonight after doing a little more organizing and working on an unfinished project with which I am not sure what to do. The background fabric is unbleached muslin that I “dyed” using watered down acrylic … Continue reading

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Magic Socks

These are magic socks.  The toes are grafted so there are no nasty, pain-making seams across the toes.  They seem to fit no matter what as long as you think lovingly of the person you’re making them for.  I first … Continue reading

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Squid girl is done!

After some penciling and a little more paint, Squid Girl is finished. Yay!

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Dyeing in Process

Arranging fabric on pulley system in preparation for dyeing.  Yup, pulley works.  Yay! Fabric being dyed main color: teal blue that doesn’t really look teal. Under-dyeing with ombre technique using teal blue. About an hour later: Over-dyeing in bronze using … Continue reading

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Swatch Me Ombre

Ah, more dyeing adventures and another work in progress….Just to complicate the dyeing process of a silk dress-in-the-works, I’ve decided that I would give ombre dyeing a shot.  It didn’t go too badly with these small strips of silk.

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The second easiest book you’ll ever make

The pamphlet stitch binding is a classic, and one of the simplest you can use. In an effort to use oddball studio droppings, like an 18″x24″ piece of watercolor paper on which I had doodled while laid up from a … Continue reading

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Paper cloth, part 2

Oh, Outdated Sewing Pattern, what are you doing in my life? You mock me with your huge shoulders, your skinny legs, and your jacket bottom that makes even the models’ butts look disproportionately large. Did you seduce me with promises … Continue reading

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