I am delighted to present Midwinter Mandala available as a PDF download in my shop.I have had this idea for a snowflake design running around in my head for a while now, so when Betz White asked me to participate in “A Banner Year”, a seasonal sew-along project for our School of Wool Facebook group, […]
Anyone else obsessed with tiny dresses?
Every time one of those videos comes out with the teeny tiny bespangled and beflowered couture dresses, I have to watch it about five times. In a world where we are losing the knowledge to do handwork of this sort, I think couturiers are often the repository for that skill base, because people expect it […]
A Christmas swap!
I’ve been in an improv quilting bee for the last couple of years, to get my improv skills some exercise, called ModQimprovB. The ladies in the group helped contribute made-fabric for one of the projects in my book, and I am so grateful for their friendship. Although I have been more an absentee member this year […]
Wool Appliqué: Finding your wools and threads
When I first kicked off the idea for this series on wool applique, I had not factored in final book edits and the Christmas longarming rush! I’m finally getting back to a more organized schedule, and have been longing for the chance to work on some of these new projects that have been percolating along […]
“Homecoming” Embroidery project, the sketch phase
Before I commit to the final version, I wanted to test out my embroidery skills, first. To say I don’t usually embroider is an understatement, but faint heart ne’er won much of anything. Right? Right. Here’s the light table, with a rotary cutter for scale. It’s get LED backlights, and pretty much looks like a […]
Dream Made Manifest: the “Homecoming” Project
I woke up one night last year in a sweat, with a clear memory of seeing a ship on the waves, plowing through difficult seas as a man seeks to return to his home after years of war. I confess it, I’m a little obsessed with the Odyssey and all its complexities of returning home, changed by […]