Category: Making

Houses revisited

Jude is stitching a series of cloths based on the concept of home. This inspired me of course to pull out my golden houses from last year and take another look at them. Last...

Gray and gold book

This is the April book from Vintage Page Design’s Handmade Book Club, the sewn-over-tapes binding. I decided to sew organza onto the tapes to fluff them out and add more dimension. There are gaps...

Tunisian crochet hats

In my slow study of routine over the past year-plus of pandemic isolation, I’ve come up with a special time of day I call “mindless mornings.” It starts after tea is prepared, or maybe...

Last tannin bath

I really love the way these garments look when laid out in the vernal pools in the preserve behind the house. I retrieved them this morning. There were other people in the woods, but...

To make peace with what you see

Jude Hill wrote in a comment: “To compose to me is really to make peace with what you see, so in a way we might be choosing with some invisible path to that” I...

60 days done

I arrayed my watercolor circles from #the100dayproject and took a photo. 60 out of a 100 done. I don’t know if this is telling me much. But it is a joyful discipline. And I’m...

Learning to knit

It looked so easy on the video. I thought I could do this. But it is clearly the work of a beginning knitter. My stitch count varies uncontrollably between 10 and 13 (supposed to...