The party’s over; the work’s done.

Empty wine glasses. Three cashews in a bowl.  An abandoned sweater.  When the guests have departed, I remember bits of conversation as I load the dishwasher.  The owner of the sweater will need to claim it; I don't know whose it is. Stencils on the table.  Fabric tossed in a bin.  Invoice filed.  When I deliver the large commissioned … Continue reading The party’s over; the work’s done.

Evaluation and Commissioned Work

I began accepting commissioned work over 40 years ago; it remains an important part of my textile time.  Two weeks ago I found myself praying for the courage of my gifts.  I was in the middle of a custom table runner in which I was combining favorite techniques, new tools, and an unfamiliar size.  The delivery date … Continue reading Evaluation and Commissioned Work