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Sunday, May 31, 2009

What to do with this?

I had fun yesterday playing with some beautiful colors. I made what I thought was going to be a book jacket (which you see pictured), but I'm not sure that's the thing to do. It is a rectangular piece that wraps around the book and I put the silk on in a border. It is amazing to me what a difference proportion makes in a piece. Is it a part of a purse, a book, a wall piece? What do you think? I have some more pink dupioni silk, I will ponder what to make. Any ideas? This will eventually become a project kit when I figure out what it is!

It looks like this piece I made a few weeks ago will turn into a purse. Thanks to Lu Peters ( for the wonderful charm -- it just makes the piece. It is really wonderful to have these nuno felted fabrics -- they can be cut and shaped as you wish.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Almost Done...

Well, here I am this morning -- looking at pictures of the color kits. It's not always easy to get good pictures, so I would love some feedback! The first kit above is called "spring" -- the colors are very warm and inviting, kind of high energy...the kits contain 9 colors of silk, some gauze and some habotai. They will be matched with kits containing 3 pieces of prefelt and kits with 5 colors of roving. Fun to make a nuno purse, pillow, or enhance a scarf or shawl or your wall work. These are available in 4 color ways and they will be on my website soon! There will be a 20% discount for the first 25 kits sold, so email me and let me know you are interested!

I am also working on project packs, stay tuned!

Have a great day you guys!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Color Everywhere!

Another busy week -- this time I am working on my "color kits" -- a new product I am offering. These kits will have 9 colors of silk in a combination of habotai and gauze in a color theme. There is enough silk to make a nuno pillow or purse or embellish a wall piece. Of course I had to try a few. I started out with just habotai (the shiny silk), but found I liked composing with the contrast of the gauze and habotai -- the smooth and shiny look great together! So I am back to dyeing a bit more fabric. Stay tuned!

I am also playing with the journals and color themes. The piece above reminds me of a tide pool, so a journal adorned with this piece might be titled "A Summer to Remember"...

This piece looks sort of oriental -- that is primarily due to the colors. It has all sorts of texture in it.

Cheers! -- I am going to go finish dyeing that gauze so I can get those color kits out the door.