I combined a stack of studio yardage, a great quote from Baruch Spinoza, and my love of Trinity to design a large wall hanging (28 x 95”) for a worship space. The art needed to be attractive when viewed within the large space and also as a more intimate background for recorded worship. I decided … Continue reading Eminently Triangular
3 layered lectern frontal. Fabric screen printed and stenciled. Work engages and excites me when I explore new techniques but also when I use established process and pattern in a fresh way. A recent commission created a deep satisfaction through stewardship of materials, time, and relationship. My fingers repeated decades old take apart skills I … Continue reading Time for Amendment of Life
An unexpected aspect of online worship is the opportunity to have a close up view of altar and pulpit furnishings. My pew partner Joan recently wrote me, asking that I expound on the woven cross she saw closely on Zoom Easter worship. I created this white frontal for our congregation, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in … Continue reading Woven Cross
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.
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