Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Scarves relate to my Sculptural Woven Work

The scarves relating to my sculptural woven vessels and installations...
are now available at Craft(s) Gallery in Louisville, KY.

To create the scarves, I start with striping down yards of cotton muslin. Then dye them with coffee and fiber acrylic wash and dry them in the sun. I then rewash the strips to make sure the dye is set and there will be no shrinkage.

I give the strips a light pressing with the iron.
I make sure I have plenty of thread color choices.
Then I stitch the strips together, one at a time.
And in the end, the whole process creates a scarf with a unique raw quality. Super Fun to wear! Great Fashion Statement -wear art!
All scarves are slightly different in length, color choice of thread, and color choice of dyed strips combination. Sorry I'm not taking custom orders on these unless it is in bulk. Contact Crafts Gallery if your interested:
Craft(s) Gallery 572 South Fourth Street
Louisville, Kentucky  40202
502.584.7636 (SOFO)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Clarkfest Labor Day

I worked a really fun festival this past holiday weekend. Clarkfest is two-years-old and just added an Artisan Market this year. There was some really beautiful work there from some great artists this weekend. Click here for a link to the artists.

Here is a picture of my booth at the show.
And here are a few pictures I took of the parade.
I love high school marching bands.

If my grandmother were still alive, this would have been her favorite. She would have cracked up over the big panties hanging.

These young guys were rocking out some Journey tunes, and they were incredible.

It was fairly warm out, so these were the people I felt for because their uniforms are most likely made from wool.