Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Last Weaving!

Me having a great time in the loop!

Irish lace/silk twist versus silk.

So I sold my loom...and I miss it more everyday...

With my last weaving I made three cowel/loops so I could stay nice and cozy while venturing through the city this winter. The other two are for sale in my etsy shop...( Tis the season to be giving! For the warp I used a mixture of two yarns a crinkly yarn known as irish lace and raw silk. When I made the warp I used both yarns for most of the warp, and then broke up the two yarns so that the weaving could showcase the mixture of the yarns, and each yarn separately. I think the result of doing this turned out great; the pattern is clear on the silk side and broken where the irish lace is mixed in with the silk. For the weft I used mainly a handspun cotton yarn which I dyed a faded seafoam color and a finer cotton yarn (berry color) in some spots for contrast.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Corroded Wall Paper Design

There is something wildly beautiful about the texture and appearance of corroded walls and the surfaces of industrial structures. These two prints were inspired by this picture at a fortress in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It made me wonder what it would be like to screen print or place wall decals on a corroded wall surface instead of using white or another ground color for a wall paper design. Since I currently do not own a corroded wall of my own, I used this picture to make a faux corroded wall paper design until I own a wall of my own...

Under the Sea...

Monday, July 12, 2010

A card for the Queen

Recently, I have been into card-making. This one in particular was for my friend's birthday. She is a bit of a character needless to say...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Miss You!

The Owl and the Cat

This is the cover of a card I made for my two friends who recently tied the knot.
Congrats Lindsay and Russell!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bear Hunt

This western-inspired print was block printed on china silk and will be the lining of a blazer. I wanted to try out a new way of printing other than silk screening since I do not have an exposing unit or have access to print facilities. I think silk screening is a more difficult process, but has better results on fabric than block printing; however, I enjoyed the process of cutting away from the blocks to create line variations. I think I will attempt to utilize this technique again and see if my results improve.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I just started a new blog that covers current trends in fashion. Take a look!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

This print was printed on cotton/rayon fabric. Shirt dresses should be a staple in a girl's wardrobe for all seasons. It can be worn dressed up or casual and even in a professional setting.

This dress also looks great with a belt for a more structured look.

This is a variation of the birch tree print on an organic cotton interlock knit.

This dress was digitally printed at Spoonflower on cotton sateen, and incorporates some of the fabric from the weaving I used for the woven sweater.

This woven top came from a weaving I finished a while ago. All of the fiber was hand dyed and was made with hand spun inca cotton, merino wool, and superfine merino wool. The top can be worn with a dress, as pictured above, or with jeans and a tunic top. Although it has short sleeves, it is super warm since its fiber content is mostly wool.
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