I am finishing a new rug design for the class I will be teaching this October in Tipp City, and thinking about how I love every step in completing a hooked rug piece. I particularly enjoy each detail of creating the crochet binding with long strips of wool fabric. Part of what makes it satisfying are the tools that I use.
On my recent trip home to the East Coast I took a few hours and went antiquing with my aunt Nell. Although it has been many years since I have been shopping in Madison, Connecticut, I wanted to see if the Nosey Goose was still there. I was so happy to see that nothing had changed, and my favorite haunt was just as it always was. Full of unusual vintage and shabby chic things for every occasion. And the setting is this wonderful old home in the heart of downtown. I took the opportunity to buy one special thing from their shop to take home with me. Continue reading →
My dye kitchen needed some vintage containers, since I have an old sink and reproduction faucet. I love the 50’s look and want to carry it through. So when I was looking for a container for the citric acid, I had just the container for the job. Continue reading →
I am thrilled to have my dye kitchen completed! Here is my new and improved stove top area. I had my son build a counter with a bead board back splash. The stove top itself was a thrifted appliance and it was a gold color. Continue reading →
I love prodded rugs and found several vintage examples to display today. I came across the collection from the Textile Museum Of Canada’s website, where you can view many lovely examples of hooked, prodded, and other types of textiles and antiques. Continue reading →
As a craftsperson, sometimes a project jumps into your workbasket. The creative process is often mysterious and tends to have a life of its own, and I would not have it any other way. I must admit, I do make an effort to rein it in.
Overstimulation is a very real problem that we all have to grapple with. But live dangerously we must! Yes, I love carrying a project through to completion, but often I take side roads to this destination by indulging in a moment of inspiration. For me this creative generosity seems to feed my creative spirit, giving me more energy. Continue reading →