Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I'm still trying to figure out how to properly post things and where exactly, they will show up on my Blog. The wooden circles are what I use to resist the dye when I'm creating my 'Circles' Collection. (See the Shawl on the left.) I hand dye all my materials and I work mostly with wool and silk.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
This is wool and silk felted together. Merino fleece and silk chiffon to be exact. I make 'soft felts' and cut the shapes out, then stitch them on before the felting process. Felting is a magical process and considered to be the first fabric of civilization.
I'm trying to figure out how to photograph my work which is not easy. Textiles are hard to photograph, particularily when I'm trying to show the drape of the fabric and the smaller details of my work. (It's all in the details, baby.) I'm using a very inexpensive digital camera. I am also taking all my photographs outside and I'm using a tripod.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
You really can't have a Blog without photos. At least not an interesting one! So my goal this weekend is to start taking photos of my work. As a Craftsperson, trying to establish my own business, the last thing I seem to have time for is documenting my work. This weekend, I'm hoping to change that.