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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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The Cornflake King and Handmade Lace – Part 3

History speaks loudly through those items which remain. Echoes sound in the worn-smooth handle of the coffee grinder, and in the yellowed folds of the blouse with tiny pin-tucks down the front.  Cast your gaze on letters and greeting cards … Continue reading

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The Cornflake King and Handmade Lace – Part 2

Life is made up of circles; some converge on one another, some are concentric, and some stay forever separate. Cycles are circles; layers of connection meet other layers to wheel and roll through the Great Dance which forms our days. … Continue reading

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The Cornflake King and Handmade Lace-Part 1

I review books for a local group called the Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Books. We get publisher’s runs and read them.  Our reviews are published monthly into a  fat little magazine – a wonderful reference for … Continue reading

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