Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter Slump

I hit a block on the flower cap and decided to move onto another project. I think I'll revisit the hat when I feel I have the proper solution to my problem. Right now, I am working on some needle felting for a neck warmer (not to be confused with a scarf)
The base is a wool/angora blend that I knit on my home machine. After a good steam I started to pull some roving apart and create a sort of organic textile. When I'm finished I'll show you all how it wraps.
I will try to be better in the New Year. Sorry for the holiday drop off!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's a Process

Silk hydrangeas deal well with being broken down.

Here are some shots of my progress on the petal hat.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rough Sketch

Rough Sketch

Decade Meld

My newest project borrows from the swim caps of several decades. I am a fan of turban style hats, and have used these caps as inspiration for my own modern twist on an old theme.

From 1920s to 1960s. Turbans to Tulips

Monday, November 15, 2010

Experimental Textiles

This is a little cocktail hat I'm working on. The blue violet colored fabric is a knit I made in school. The mustardy-yellow is homemade felt. I have an excess of wool roving in my closet, so felting seemed to be a natural solution.

It's Time

So many of my friends and family ask what I've been working on. I hope this will be a way to show instead of tell what is going on in my world. It may be anything from what is currently inspiring me to an actual project I may be in the midst of. Either way, I'm counting on it to be a good motivator for me to keep creating! I hope you all will enjoy.

An excerpt from an old sketchbook.
Stay tuned!