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Exploring New Dimensions (sorry, this post is not about space)

I’ve been creating felt for about 18 years, applying techniques learned from Scandinavian, Finnish, Canadian and American feltmaking traditions. I’ve recently begun exploring some techniques more fully as I consider a mixed media approach to illustrating picture books. It’s been … Continue reading

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Nano Day Four inspiration: Kate’s Linen Collar

This collar was most likely commercially made, but Kate’s own tatted lacework graces the edges. It is of linen, and would be lovely on a light or a dark blouse. Again it ties around the neck, covering the top edge … Continue reading

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NaNo Day three inspiration: Collar and cuffs

The well-dressed professional woman smartened up a simple blouse with collar and cuffs in the 1900s. These Kate stitched herself, according to Great Aunt Muriel. I love to think of my MC placing these neat stitches into each wonderful worked … Continue reading

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#NaNo Inspiration Day two

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, inscribed “To Kate fr her Daddy Xmas ‘07” in lovely cramped script, in the flyleaf of this worn and beautifully tooled book. Did Kate take it to Almira with her when she left … Continue reading

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Grateful: a myriad of things

I spent this past week at my mother in law’s to take care of some business. As with the last visit, we spent time enjoying ourselves over cups of tea, crossword puzzles and shared food. I walked every single day, … Continue reading

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