Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Scarves Now Available

Much of my time in the last three weeks has been taken up with developing a line of knitted scarves created from a mixture of handspun and commercial yarns.

Sizes range from 6 to 9 inches (15 to 20 cm) wide and 5 to 6 feet (.9 to 1 m) long and sport a non-fraying, knitted fringe, although no two are identical: a selection of both brown and blue colourways shown below are available.

The browns are made from a combination of wool, silk, alpaca, and mohair, while the blues are primarily mohair: I also have a summer line of multicoloured linen and white cotton (below). Please contact me for details regarding availability and cost.

Looking for something else? I am happy to accept commissions for specific fibre or colour combinations.

As well as the scarves, I am also working on some matching knitted purses, which will be featured at Arts on Atlantic's Fibre Show, opening on July 21.

June will see me working hard to complete yet another fibre/book, tentatively titled What I Felt, in time, I hope, to enter it in the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist's The Art of the Book '08, as well as several other projects.

Summer will also be busy: as well as the Arts on Atlantic show, I will be entering the Calgary Stampede (July 6 to 15), and the 100th anniversary of the Priddis and Millarville Fair (August 18), as well as organizing a team in their Sheep-to-Shawl competition.

I have also started preliminary sampling of yarns and techniques to create some larger-scale handspun/knitted/woven sculptural pieces, and look forward to working on them in the fall.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

A Complex Journey

Some projects take longer than others: t(h)ree (below: 5" w x 13.25" h x 1" d) started life as a quote by Arthur Schopenhauer that I found last summer, and then developed a life of its own.

There are three nested square flexagons, inkjet-printed on Canson Mi-Tientes paper and attached with PVA glue, and each sits in an envelope made from paste paper I created in a class with Susan Kristoferson. An enclosure/sculpture of knitted mohair, alpaca, and wool brings them all together.

[edited Sunday, September 9, 2007]

I have also been working to develop a line of knitted scarves and hope to have some pictures of them up soon.

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