Thursday, November 17, 2011

This is string that looks illuminated

Fiber artist Gabriel Dawe works with embroidery thread and 

creates these gorgeous color pieces.   They look like light, don't they?


  Peggy at work turned me on to this website:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Value of Water

An exhibition at St. John the Divine is called
 The Value of Water.  

Featured is a fiber art piece by Mandy Greer.  
This next photograph is from the artist's website showing the installation process. 

The following pictures are from this blogger's camera.

From the artist's website. 
The original placement of this work was in the woods.
More organic in this setting.  More startling in the Cathedral.
Contrasts of stone pillars and yarn expressions are pleasing.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Knotted Cord

I recently discovered one of the meanings of my name, Rebecca.  It means "knotted cord".  Not bad for a crocheter, who spends her time knotting cords.

MORE INFO: Rebecca is an ancient name of Hebrew origin. The name Rebecca is mentioned in the Genesis as being the wife of Abraham's son Isaac and as a beautiful and clever maiden. The name signifies a knotted cord or to bind from the original Hebrew word rivka, which is often connoted as a person with a captivating personality.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Maker Faire 2011

Maker Faire at NYSCI.  As Librarian here and a Maker, I was busy all weekend.  
Here I am set up with my Earth crochet project.  Eventually it will be part of a bigger piece: EARTH.AIR.FIRE.WATER!  Made six purple mushrooms, attached to a brown circle to show a Fairy Ring.  

Many fiber fans stopped by to enjoy my work and dig the security gate sweaters 
that remain from last year.
Anna returned this year as a Maker in the Library.
She generously made a gift of her new book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, to our library.  Always a pleasure to share the day with, Anna is a talented artist and a really nice woman.

Dads and sons sewing!  Making beastie dolls.  Thought this was adorable. 

Not as many fiber artists this year as last year and that was disappointing.  I dig needle work more than circuits!  Met Sonya from San Francisco.  She does some lovely inventive knitting.

Best T Shirt Award to Jennifer Silverman: 
If I had a hammer I'd Smash Patriarchy.  

Some other fiber types I stumbled across in the Craft area: 
weave a bracelet and Solar Sewing.

Best Patch Award.  Wearer and mushroom lover told me she found this in a box of electronic wire patches.  What luck!

PRETTY!   Conductive Thread.  She gave me some with a battery holder and other equipment.

Grrrr... this is what I felt like after two full days at Maker Faire.

Shelby Arnold, Maker and Pop Up artist, works with Robert Sabuda.  She returned this year to host another Pop-Up card workshop in the library.  Great teacher, fine artist, lovely woman.

Monday, August 8, 2011


My current big project is a wall hanging or blanket
incorporating the four elements:

Started working on Earth up here in the Adirondacks.
Plenty of inspiration.

Fungus and timber inspire circles.

Browns and greens from the forest appear in color schemes for afghan squares.

More to come. Crocheted purple, white or brown mushrooms will grow out of some of these squares.

Creating a variety of squares and will improvise on the arrangements.

Need to use white for birch bark. And gray for rocks. Lots of rocks in the North Country.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Water Bottle Cozies

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
~Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More yarn bombing in Riverhead NY

My sister's yarn bomb creations at the beach, on Long Island Sound.
Gorgeous work, sis!

At the Buffalo farm. Moo!

International Yarn Bombing Day - June 11th 2011

This tree is outside my house. When it is sunny tomorrow, I'll take more photographs!