Spinning with cat hair

When you have Persian-Himalyan cats living with you, there are several benefits – there’s always something cuddly nearby to talk to and plenty of free fibery material available at your finger tips. Little Sister, my Persian-Himalayan kitty pictured to the right, is all white with light green-blue eyes, a pink nose and a sweet disposition.  … More Spinning with cat hair

Color Therapy

Batik is the first surface design technique I ever learned and is still one of my favorites. I love the way colors blend right on the fabric during the dyeing process, the discipline of planning the move from light to dark, and being surprised with unexpected beauty. My first batik was a giant tree made … More Color Therapy

Convergence was full of fiber art surprises

When I signed up for Holly Brackmann’s Convergence workshop, Fast and Easy Dyeing Without a Dyepot, I had no idea what I was getting into. She’s written a great book called The Surface Designer’s Handbook, and I figured I’d pick up some tips and tricks. Well, that’s an understatement! Holly introduced me to something completely … More Convergence was full of fiber art surprises

Fear of entry

This evening I forwarded a couple of Calls for Artists to other weaver and fiber artist friends…but didn’t put the deadlines on my calendar. Why do I feel so ready to encourage others, but not myself? A little bit of cloth, a lot of color, some dash and a dribble of glitz…that’s all it is. … More Fear of entry