As I create my personal course of study on shibori, textiles, craft etc., I mix actual practice of shibori with the desire to understand the market for crafts and the significance of craft in today’s world. As often is the case, I turn to Karren Brito’s blog for a lesson and discovered the term “communities of practice”. For an indepth explaination of this, you can listen to Dennis Stevens’ talk for which she provides a link.
Personally, I find this a fascinating topic. I want to hear the thoughts of other artists/makers on this subject. By posting comments on this and other related topics, I am able to sort out my thoughts and add my perspective to the conversation.
I am not right or wrong, just involved in the process of learning. When you add your thoughts in a comment it allows us, as a community of practice, to discover and learn from each other. (so check it out and leave a thought behind!)
In other business, the flickr photo pool is growing and it’s fun to see what others are doing and what their interests are.
I’m enjoying the postcard swap and have received several back so far. I realize that the ones I’m sending out are
so different from the one’s I’m receiving-at least so far. What I would love to do is a postcard swap limited to using shibori fabics. Hmmm……any takers? Above image is of the last card I sent out. It reminded me of a spider and I used a silver metalic thread to machine quilt it with. I wanted the thread to mimic a web and I liked the way the stitching around the edge looked like fine wire(can’t see it in this photo). Also added a piece of the arashi shibori ribbon I made last week.