What is the creative process from inspiration to finished product, that includes questions, challenges, successes

  • Serendipity Wools in Gift Baskets

    What inspires your next knitting or crocheting project? Check out these Serendipity Wool Gift Baskets at the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild, The Commons Building – 785 Main Street, Margaretville, Delaware County, NYS   These are locally sourced Shetland wools I have dyed and spun especially for you in the just right amounts for your next Weekend …

  • Selecting dyed wools

    I prefer to use my own dyed and spun Shetland wools (sourced here in Delaware County, NY) when weaving tapestries.  Because of the variables of dye intensity and the natural slubbiness diameter of the wool as I handspin, I can achieve energy in the woven design.  To me, it is important to show off the …

  • What inspires YOUR next project?

    What inspires your next project in knitting, crocheting, or weaving?  is it colors, rich, vibrant, jewel tone colors?  is it the view you just photographed of autumn colors, spring budding tulips, or crisp blue skies behind white snow and dark tree trunks? well, look no further >>>>>>My Weekend Craft Kits, which include hand crafted maple …

  • Do you ever ‘marinate’ your artwork?!

    I just took a webinar “Developing a Clear and Confident Process with Handstitch” presented by Textile Artist.org that feature British handstitcher/artist Sue Stone.  Either in her comments or in the Chatbox, was this comment about the importance of letting one’s artwork ‘marinate’ .  How absolutely on target:  I have several projects (part ofmy Messy Studio …

  • Why I weave tapestries: check out the quote below

    I just read the following quote (original source unknown): “A work of art should tell people what they need to know.” I believe art that has value is meeting and/or challenging one’s spirituality:  we all wonder why we are here, what is the value of human life, and am I valuable  or important, or loved to …

  • Imagine This Window in a school building

      My friend Patrice found this stained glass window in an old NYC school……How appropriate a message for the New Year!!

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