this silk started out white, like winter snow
then it became dark-like midnight
lights and darks, hills and valleys formed
and greens in many shades and hues swept across the land.
beaders and jewelry makers are having a grand time…around the world!
link to see article…Perlen Poesie
being well prepared is half the victory
and thank you for the overwhelming response to my workshops. when they fill 2 times over I understand they get to automatically repeat the class next year. that would be nice!
and…while I am leading the indigo workshop the very talented Mary Alice Sinton of Blue Bonnet Studio will be working the booth. Mary Alice is a certified teacher of both Traditional Japanese Embroidery and Japanese Bead Embroidery. She travels and teaches many classes. Come by and say hello!
Houston Quilt Festival 2013
When in mid August I saw pumpkins stacked outside the grocery store here and orange frosted cupcakes and pumpkin cookies encased in plastic containers upon entering the store I wondered if perhaps I had somehow missed a month or two. But no, it was still August. Really- Halloween already? Won’t those pumpkins be rotten and the cupcakes stale by then? One does wonder.
But now here I am not exactly marking time but struggling to organize it. Realizing that reminding you to think ahead if you desire to order a large scarf for yourself or as a gift for the holidays would actually be a good idea. This way, I can get a handle on how to better organize my time and material purchases in addition to not taking on more work than I can actually create. I really do hate to disappoint and don’t like to do “rush” orders. So I was thinking, how best to accomplish that…
And here is what I came up with.
(a reservation system of sorts…)
You can order your own custom colorway of course by emailing me an image or two that include the colors you like or, if you have had your colors “done” send me an image of the set of swatches from that. Here are a few recent pieces to give you an idea…
I will be taking reserves for no more than 25 between now and Nov. 25th.
Let’s see how this works.
yes, i did get it done today- mostly. aside from making the actual ribbon, there’s the sorting, cutting, choosing the combos, photographing, uploading, naming, photoshopping in the color names/titles, uploading and listing. phew!
in the shop now. and thank you!
oh, and a really lovely scarf too…
some more indigo moons made it there also…
just working with some vintage kimono lining silk and came across a piece that still had it’s tag on it. these tags were placed to identify the owner when the kimono was taken apart for cleaning. often, they were never reassembled. i removed this tag and realized it was washi (handmade paper). i loved that the end of it was just twisted into a string/cord and run through and tied into the silk’s selvedge.
practical. and lovely.