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Category Archives: Textile Art
Kindness comes in many forms, and without going into detail (and there is much detail) I have been offered the use of a spinning wheel from a stranger. And not just the wheel, but a tutorial, some roving, and a … Continue reading
I received an email recently that had me wondering if I am inhaling too many paint fumes (I’m painting 40 cupboards in my kitchen both inside and out…that’s a lot of paint fumes.) It was from the editor of … Continue reading
I DID IT! Even with all that’s going on, I managed to finish my latest rug. This one is larger than the last, at 30 X 40 inches, but the big difference is the wool. This was fashioned from cut … Continue reading
I received another “where are you?” email this morning, and I am ashamed. I have blogged about “going missing;” how to let others know that the absence is planned rather than caused by some illness or catastrophe. I have an … Continue reading
My new project is not turning out as well as I expected. Actually I expected difficulties, but I also expected to resolve the problems and make this the best rug I could. I hope my enthusiasm prevails. My strips, cut … Continue reading
The best colors I’ve found in reclaimed wool were in jackets. You’d be surprised at how much cloth there is in a jacket, but you run the risk of it being lined with interfacing that has been glued in (ironed-on). It’s … Continue reading
When I was teaching decorative painting, one of the first things I taught my students was to learn their colors. We didn’t mix paints in the beginner’s classes, so instead I taught them to do their own color charts with … Continue reading
If you read my satirical piece on Wool Rug Hooking by Tara Darr you might be surprised that when the book finally arrived I was thrilled to find it well worth the money; the $22 that is. It really is … Continue reading
I’ve learned the hard way what is the easy way to disassemble old clothes. It’s not magic, but there is a learning curve. Here are some tips for both buying and cutting up wool clothes. *Look for the largest size … Continue reading