Monday, April 30, 2012

( everyday wear )

I bought this tshirt last week at a sale the weaver's guild held after their monthly meeting.. best thing I've come across in a while, especially for $1!

working on..

I tried making another fiber necklace last week one day. Its all wool, very condensed- it turned out to be pretty bendy. at this point I'm just trying out new ideas.. any thoughts/suggestions?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

( giveaway )

its been quite a while..

time for another happy giveaway. I'm pleased to have a beautiful patterned wool throw to offer for this one! its big, comfortable, warm.. a very good thing around the house

just leave your name & contact info in the comments, and I will plan to draw randomly in 1 1/2 weeks.. May 5th! tell your friends, etc etc :)

update / leather goods

new items from Rennes in shop now!

\ simple grey leather tote
/ pine leather clutch (sold)
\ grey leather clutch (sold)
/ pine simple leather tote (sold)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

( piece )

another piece I was working on, just finished

( maybe ever )

I love this necklace
there's no doubt that this is the best necklace I've ever made. the question, I think, is whether it is perhaps the best necklace in all of time..

(vintage wood bead found on etsy :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

hat ( happy )

new hats from Spring Canyon Hats. one is a replacement for my sad, lost gray felt hat.. the other was a new idea for spring that Oliver, the hat-crafter, custom made for me. really excited to have a hat for each season!

( as seen on.. )

thanks to Alexa at Remodelista for this feature!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

( the other day )

in my studio

black dots

black angora/wool yarn on natural hemp/cotton. my first attempt at round shapes.. you can't stitch a curve.. (well, I can't anyway)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

update / necklaces

I did some more work on the lathe yesterday, this time in maple. a few more necklaces available in shop now

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

update / felt pieces

fiber artist & internet pal Monika created these natural, multi-use felted squares for my shop. intended to be open-ended.. hang on the wall, sew onto a cushion, or throw on a chair or the couch.. they're gorgeous!

handmade felt home textile
handmade felt home textile

Monday, April 9, 2012

( jar )

I've started collecting jars it seems.

( photo )

big girl

( 2 )

item no. 2 in 'cat ceramics' collection..

Thursday, April 5, 2012

( embroidered )

I just finished my embroidery project (I'm really not sure about using this term.. I've been jokingly referring to it as neo-freeform embroidery.) its thick & heavy, and that element is very satisfying. my idea with this piece was to use all neutral / calm tones and soft textures, but to create something abrasive & somewhat hectic through excess of design & stitching. I find excess really difficult, so it was an interesting project for me

the background is a textured hemp/cotton fabric I bought, the base shapes are constructed around scraps of different natural fabrics- linen, the same hemp/cotton, felt, leather, raw silk- and the yarns are alpaca & a homespun angora

( btw we're having dark / harshly lit days, I'm finding it hard to take a decent photo.. )

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

felted, stitched, wrapped

I had a felting lesson with ashley this past sunday (+ wine & snacks, fun.) I'd been curious about the result of felting over several large beads, into one continuous shape

we used some pretty & neutral wools. the next day I started stitching on it, trying out different yarn colors & combinations. I then felted it a little bit more, but mostly the stitching/wrapping was secure

Sunday, April 1, 2012

( lino )

I found this signed linocut (sold by the artist) on etsy for $15. I'd like to learn to make block prints