Prayer for Water

Prayer for Water
"Sister Mississippi"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hats

I like to make hats. Its a project that you can get done in an relative amount of time. I experiment with shapes and fibers.

These two hats are made from a layer of viscose and merino. The red is showing the viscose side which made an interesting texture.
The black is showing the wool side.

I wonder what would happen if I mixed up the two?


The photo credit goes to Laura Vaccari as well as the accessories used. I did the lighting and we edited together. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Speaking of Red

I've been canning sauce for the past few days also. Its a mess in the kitchen but well worth it in the fall and winter to come.

Found a great market by my friend Irene, so I bought a lot. Will be making pumpkin bread soon.
A favorite with my oldest and his wife. I have to make them each their own.





Grand Canyon 1 with 2

grand canyon

So I joined the Textile Guild of NY and have been pleasantly surprised by the group. Very talented, and giving in their knowledge.

There will be a gallery show in December called Red. What a great color red is. Actually extremely hard to find a good red in wool, but I found it through my friend Laura.

Now what should I do with it. The perimeters were 12" x12" canvas can extend 3" out not around.

While looking at photos I came across the Grand Canyon at sunset. Viola!

The wind that takes the stone of the canyon and creates a look of fabric and waves.

The glow of red that reflects at certain times of the evening, makes it glow.

So here is the Grand Canyon 2

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

So of course its been awhile. Today just trying to learn about resizing my photos. UGH!

I believe I need a new camera. I did learn that you only need a camera with 10 pixel capacity.
Anything above that is just hype. We will see...

So I'm going to post some of the projects I've been up to and some results from classes I took.

But first a look at the bulbs that I planted last fall.

I took a class with Katia Mokeyeva in Vermont last summer with the usual suspects.

Great class and a very giving teacher, if you get a chance to take on of her classes do it.

So I made a shawl and a hooded vest.




That is it for now, have a great day!

Friday, October 23, 2015


So this past summer I did some eco dying. I think this came out pretty nice. I find that vinegar and rust work the best for me. I did some more and will take pics to post, but I just really liked this one.



I decided to paint my kitchen this nice blue,purple gray color. I found the color from one of my husbands tee shirts.

I think I need a better camera, or a better picture taker.


I made this after a class with Catherine O'Leary in CT. First let me say she is a very generous teacher.
She gave us about 5 patterns and this vest pattern was one of them. I made a scarf in class.

A bit crazy and loud but a great learning curve.
I put 2 red buttons under the arms and made a vest. I like this. I had never worked with prefelt as a base before. It took a lot longer to full but only shrunk about 15 %.
Makes for many ideas going on in my head.

Speaking of heads, I should make some hats!


Monday, May 19, 2014

I had a wonderful weekend felting with a couple of great ladies that I call friends.
Laura Vaccari and Irene Dizes.
Irene was a wonderful teacher.
The technique shown here was a reverse layout using chiffon and silk to create this beautiful tunic.
It was really nice to be working together, the creative juices were flowing.
I didn't realize how much I really needed to go away and be with friends until I was there.
Thank you both.