It was pointed out today in class that we have two weeks remaining until Spring Break. Yikes! That means the halfway point of the semester is crashing into us soon. There is so much to do and time is running out.
I'm finding enough time to do my own thing. This past weekend I attended my first quilting class. What I was afraid of happened. I loved it. I remembered how much I love to sew, sort through fabrics, and think of ways to put them together. And so, I'm in big trouble again. I come from a family of fantastic seamstresses. My mom even quilted a bit here and there. I'm not really surprised. My thought for beginning my textile studies was to bring all my past experiences and unite them together into a working whole. So I took another step towards my destination.
A few weeks ago, a dear friend passed along some back issues of Quilting Arts Magazine. If you haven't seen this periodical, you must flip through it sometime. These quilts aren't the ones I had as a child. They are textiles brought to the next level. They are what I've been longing to do. I've been tucking myself in at night with an issue. I've found a lot of fine art techniques (printmaking, oil painting, etc) brought to a very traditional craft medium. It is exciting and I can see it pushing my color studies to another level.
I have a lot more work to do before I reach quilt stage, but this is my start. The middle spike pieces were finished during class and the rest of the squares are cut and waiting to be assembled. Can you say hello color?
My big accomplishment is a shop update. I've been dyeing and working on items for a few weeks and I'm very pleased with how they came out. Everything was listed last night and is up now for your browsing pleasure. Mister already snagged a skein of yarn for socks!
|Missouri grown hand dyed Shetland roving|