So over the summer I purchased another loom. This time a 4 shaft Nilus Leclerec loom. It has been a bit of a challenge working with a different loom, but now all of the kinks have been worked out, and I am back in action. I just completed my first weaving a few weeks ago, and crafted a few cowls out of the weaving, which turned out to be around 137"x12". As you can tell from the photographs above my color choices this time around have been influenced by the bright neon colors that are trending in fashion. I feel some more bright work coming soon, perhaps in warmer tones. Think pink!
More to come soon after I move the loom and set up a new work space at the folks house. All of the above is available in my new shop...www.toddyandjude.etsy.com.
Materials: ashland bay superwash merino wool, alpaca silk, cotton alpine, alpaca, and cotton organic inca.
For the past month or so I have been taking an etching class at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. The etching above is my first successful print! It was inspired by a very special kitty, whom I live with and a little dog that I would like to own one day haha. For some reason I have had this mental image of a boston terrier sitting on my couch with my roommates cat, Olive, for a while now and thought it was time to bring my mental image to life. This image is going to be part of the branding of a new line of work coming soon!
So I have been meaning to post this...Anthropologie used one of my prints for their holiday tissue paper for last winter's holiday season! This print came from an old print I created in college that I reworked and recolored for Anthropologie. The tissue paper was used for online purchases and if you feel the need to buy something on Anthropologie.com anytime soon they are still shipping their wares in my lovely design! So get shopping!!!!
I worked on these block prints over the winter, and plan to go back into the first one and color it. For some reason I am loving bright colors right now, so the final print should be quite fun! I have been craving a bedroom makeover and I am planning on printing this to make a duvet cover and some pillow cases to give my bedroom a much needed update and a lot of umphf! (is there a correct way to spell this?)