Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.
Last week I spent some time dyeing fibre for the Parker’s Cove series. I used straight up ProChem Key Lime for the bright neon green, and the other colours were from the Woolly Mason Jar system. Lucy Richard has a great system for matching colours quickly. If you’re a dyer who is often in a hurry, her system is the way to go!
I’ve been working on the Parker’s Cove fishing shack series. I have finished two small pieces this week and have a larger piece on backing.
“The Farm” is currently languishing on the sidelines. I have a steep learning curve to learn multiple techniques I want to use for this piece, so am wanting to wait until I have more time and energy to devote to it That, plus I want to finish my Parker’s Cove series of at least ten pieces by mid-November.
The South Korean appliqué quilt blocks are almost complete. I decided not to go further than the twelve blocks suggested by the pattern. However I will also be putting sashing between the blocks and a border all around…neither called for in the pattern. That will make it large enough to be used as a lap quilt. It will be machine quilted by a professional long arm quilter.
I took part in many events this week related to rug hooking. Wednesday there were two online meetings: one for crafting (where I transferred a pattern to backing), and one for rug hooking (where I hooked a small piece for the Parker’s Cove series). Thursday I attended an in-person hook-in at a friend’s place. I started another small Parker’s Cove piece. And Thursday evening I attended a Zoom presentation by Susan Feller on Beth Miller’s Parris House Creative Community on Mighty Networks. Susan talked about what it takes to become a professional artist as a rug hooker. A very interesting presentation with lots to chew on.
I also spent time cleaning up my studio after the whirlwind that was Sketchbook Revival! I haven’t had it looking that good in ages, so I took photos and immortalized the occasion on Instagram and Facebook. Haha!
It is now a mess again…because I’ve decided to finish a project that’s been percolating a long time in my brain…like five years. Our trip to South Korea in 2017 needs addressing. I did create and have a photo book printed, but I had no place for ephemera. So after Sketchbook Revival I decided it was time to sit down and do it. I pulled out old bookbinding supplies and created a blank journal with cartridge drawing paper and Waterford cold press watercolour paper. I’m highly doubtful the journal is big enough to hold everything, but I need to do some serious culling of memorabilia anyways.
If you have been, thanks for reading. Have a great week everyone!