Head apparel

Monday is about embracing the work week.

But some Monday’s I would rather not be age appropriate.

Today’s task from CreativeSprint: make a hat or something to wear on your head.  My spirit says it’s time for flowers in my hair.

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Update: Clerical Stoles for Smaller Budgets

In mid-September I posted about my studio challenge to design one of a kind artistic stoles at a more modest price point than my current work.  The solution must maintain the standards of construction that I use for the rest of my work.

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After I selected fabric from my inventory, I prepared each selection to be painted with an existing motif from my collection.  Stencils, screen prints, and simple masking are all put to use. The second photograph show the five stoles after the paint dried.  The next step is to hang them on the design wall for evaluation.  Is there enough pattern?  Contrast?

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My daughter and shop partner challenged me to have six stoles priced at $75 in our Etsy shop, fibergig, by October 15.  I do not want to disappoint her.

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

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Fresh. Daily.  From the Coop.

 

One of my first jobs growing up was to gather eggs.  Since that opportunity to become appreciative of the role of the egg on the farm, the egg has evolved into a personal metaphor for creativity.  Today I live in a small house that was a chicken coop in its first life.  Today I practice textile art as a full time pursuit.  I like when the creative muse presents me her gifts in daily freshness right here at home.

I chose a variety of techniques and products that I have been practicing in the past year: fabric paint, crayons, markers, stenciling, rubbing, and couching.  The piece became a whole cloth sampler, celebrating my current creative techniques and the history I have of quilts, begun by my grandmother when I was a child.  There is one feather out of order, which was not intentional, but I liked it.  The last stitch I made on this piece was homage to my grandmother (It is the knot that embellishes the “I”.), who tied all of her utilitarian quilts.  Scrambled to soufflé.  Perhaps there is another egg quilt.