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Retreating and Sharing

Mid April is a bridge time between seasons; in nature and creativity. Redbuds and woodland flowers along with hardwood trees begin to clutter up the stark winter lines and palette in the woods in West Virginia. We focus on each … Continue reading

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Many Hands Dyeing

Terminology on labels include descriptive words which conjure up action. One we use in textiles is “hand-dyed”. Here are the visuals behind that phrase from a session lead by Nancy Parcels with wool fabric. She included several great team building … Continue reading

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Finishing work 17 years later

I learned an artistic textile technique, rughooking, in 1994 and stepped into the pattern making (line drawings) by interpreting traditional folk motifs on frakturs. In other words using someone else’s visual design (centuries old and out of copyright infringement) and … Continue reading

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Rights and Action

The third in my women’s issues series addresses voting rights … “Iconic VOTE” Size (18 x 24) and some design components were established by the two previous pieces. Selecting the materials, techniques and design elements always seem to evolve from … Continue reading

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A personal history

I knew when Iconic Liberty was finished in 2006 there would be more to the story. It represented the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote. It also represents my grandmother coming of age and … Continue reading

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My muse …. nature

I gather nature – preserving the pieces for a while longer. I use nature as the skeleton for my work. I am nature and my actions reflect its energy. I noticed when the green leaves are behind the mahogany ones … Continue reading

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A Leaf Falls

One day in high school English class Mrs. Bowen assigned us an EE Cummings poem. Minutes went by as I stared at the letters and then….. I read it! Decades later I honored this experience with “A Leaf Falls”. Welcome … Continue reading

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The finish makes the piece

Attending the 20th Annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village I studied the 700+ works looking for different, effective finishing techniques. The border of a rug design, fringe on an oriental pattern, embroidered fabric edge on a primitive composition all enhanced … Continue reading

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History at Penn Dry Goods

As one of 11 national speakers this year at Penn Dry Goods Market at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA my topic of rughooking was well represented in the antique dealers’ collections.  The lecture presented an overview timeline … Continue reading

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Ninth Retreat Whitened

Early in April for the past nine years fiber enthusiasts have traveled to Hampshire County, WV for a weekend at Peterkin Camp and Conference Center. Anticipation of renewing friendships, flashes of pinks from native redbuds along Route 50, and pulling … Continue reading

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