Sheila Hicks on making

“Do you cook?” she asked me. “No,” I said. “Do you garden?” “No.” “Do you sew?” “No.” I blushed, unsure how to justify myself and suddenly reconsidering my life choices. “Well, you see,” Hicks...

Boat Basket

I finished another fabric coil basket. This one has a title: “Many Winter Mornings.” I got tired of going around and around and was glad to wrap this one up. I like the red...

Dye stuff

I am reluctant to dye, even though I have been saving dye stuff all winter. Something about dyeing in the winter, when the weather is cold and the winds are fierce. I should just...

100 days project 19 – 27

My favorite one here is the transparent pyrrole orange in the center, with its harder edges. I seem to have mastered soft edges. I need to work on getting some harder edges into my...

A quick patch

Seeking comfort. Just cut up a pre-dyed tea towel and a scrap of gauze (from a Free People shopping bag) and made a little three layer patch. It was so soft and tender. I’ll...

100 days project 10 – 18

Still going. Feeling more relaxed and exploratory, although mostly into documenting the colors I have in various palettes and maybe a foray into mixing, A light goal, besides finishing the 100 days, is to...

Zati mask

A feeling of accomplishment – I’ve wanted to weave a mask like this for years, since I first saw it in Susan Barrett Merrill’s book The Art of Weaving a Life. It has taken...