Burn, baby, burn!

Some time ago I promised to try out the effect of pyrotechnics on textiles. My intention was to grab a few samples of my work and set them ablaze. Since then, I’ve wussed out repeatedly on burning up things I’ve made. I couldn’t even come up with a “hit list” of designated ignition targets. It…

On ugly fabrics

As per Micki’s request in the comments of my last post, here’s a photo of the ugly birch fabric: It’s a Northcott Lyndhurst fabric designed by Janet Orfini as a part of the Farmer’s Market series. I found it in the country-kitsch (and I mean that non-derogatorily) section of a local fabric store. The realm…

Bedevilment and details

Over the last few days, I’ve been preparing summer stock for two of the shops I supply. Most places around here like to be in full swing by mid-May, so I generally aim to have things in their hands by mid-April. This week has been a week of birches. I use hand-dyed cotton fabric (low…

Workshop approved!

Just got word that my workshop (details below) for Quilt Canada 2008 has been approved! Yay! Another proposal pans out! If you’re interested in taking it, it’ll be on June 4, 2008 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information, you can check with the folks at the Canadian Quilters’ Association (although…

A shot in the arm at a slow time of year

Found in the mailbox today…… Sometimes I get the (obviously erroneous) feeling that all the work putting together proposals and filling out forms is much hassle for little reward. Things like this reaffirm that taking that little bit of extra time pays off. What a way to kick oneself out of the doldrums of winter,…