Friday, February 5, 2016

New baby arrives

For Omer Rubin, my nephew's Israel daughter.
Pattern: from the tv show CALL THE MIDWIFE.
Panda: a good try but not good enough to send.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Potholders

2016 gift for a good cook.


Monday, December 21, 2015

THESE TEXTILES TELL A CULTURAL HISTORY

"MANDELA MANDALA"
That's what darling daughter, Hannah, calls this creation.

"African textiles are distinctive for their vibrant colors, bold patterns, and batik dyes that give the fabric a unique crackled texture. But I had no idea that some of the trendiest of these prints are actually designed and produced in the Netherlands by a company called Vlisco."



This pattern featuring iPods is another, more recent example of a print that incorporates technology and modern life while maintaining Vlico's classic batik style. This pattern is popular in Nigeria. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

by Hillary Fayle. More here.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Textile Exhibit at the Met

In October, I joined this Metropolitan Museum employee for lunch and a look at this interdisciplinary exhibition:
“Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620” 

The exhibition brings together a combination of printed pattern books, drawings, textile samples, costumes, paintings, and various other works of art to evoke the colorful world in which the Renaissance textile pattern books first emerged and functioned.




Thursday, November 19, 2015

Charity knitting

Once a month I visit the store, Knitty City, and join the group BIG APPLE KNITS. This is their logo.



We crochet and knit for charity and it is great fun.  Belonging to the group is a young woman I knew as a student at PS 87, her mother ... and Marjory, who I worked with at A&E back in the 1980s!

Some stuff I made for a baby shelter:






Saturday, October 10, 2015

Brooklyn Fiber Festival

Weather wise its such a lovely day.  Took an Autumn trip out to Brooklyn to see pretty colors and change my latitude and attitude.
















Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Bunny Red Ears


Fabric from Hannah's old flannel nightie 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Amigurumi created at Cranberry Lake


To donate to needy children via the Big Apple Knits group that meets in Knitty City every month.

Post script in December 2015 - Gave Tseitl, the turtle, to Hannah's grandfather as he was recovering from open heart surgery in the hospital.