Thursday, March 1, 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017

Nature-Based Textiles

 Vanessa Barragão's works highlight ecosystems above and below the sea.

Portuguese textile artist Vanessa Barragão produces carpets and tapestries from a variety of different techniques, creating multi-faceted landscapes with the use of latch hooking, crochet, weaving, basketry, and felt. Her environmental works present imitation coral, fungi, and algae as three-dimensional elements in plush contexts such as the circular work viewed above which she calls Earth Rug. The piece was developed for this year’s Milan Design Week and spans nearly 15 feet in diameter.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Blue Bluesy Blueish Blue!

Friday, July 21, 2017

My hats inspire

Nancy Ricci of Knitty City was so inspired by my summer cotton hats, that she made a bunch, wore them around her yarn store and created a demand for classes.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Purple & Blue - Work in Progress

For this gift to cousin Ellen on her Bat Mitzvah in September, I received only one instruction:
Chose a Granny Square Afghan because I LOVE this style.
Here is a "crazy" granny I found on-line that I might emulate:

Or I might just go with the standard, same size squares

The work-in-progress (W.I.P.) that I have started:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Harlem Needle Arts

Went to a presentation at Knitty City last night.  Harlem Needle Arts founder Michelle Bishop has a natural authority without being a show-off.  This woman can get things done! And what important and beautiful contributions.

I love this blue fabric. Its called Adire from the Yoruba in Nigeria.
This is one of the slides shown at the presentation.

This artist is now featured in an exhibit in Harlem that I plan to attend.

chief nike okundaye:

an odyssey through the years

More images of Adire textiles:

I think of the Japanese Blue that I have always loved called Yukata.

Yours truly in the Japanese vest that I inherited from my mother.