first finished piece for the new year

river abstract 5 false color

There is a reason why I try not to make resolutions until February – because January always disappears so fast it makes my head spin. Sometimes I am on top of the change, and I can leap into a new year with new projects and new enthusiasm. I think this year my energies were elsewhere. But! I finished a new abstract river, and started the Finished Work 2015 folder, and things are looking up!

archives: nine patch, not so humble

These three pieces are from 2009. I was experimenting with wool – felting it with a machine (dry felting or needle felting) and felting with water and agitation. I incorporated the resulting fabric into pieces with woven fabric and stitching.

Nine patches are a classic block for quilting, but they also make a nice canvas for experimenting with composition.

March 30

wet felted and iron stained felt with cotton strips

March 23 final

machine felted purple and white squares with black wool strips

March 19

commercial felt machine needled to black wool and embellished