Sunday, January 27, 2008

More silk fusion pages

Last summer I started two series of beaded pages. I have now made 9 encrusted pages, but only 3 pages (May, June, and August) on silk fusion, paper that I made. I figure it is time to catch-up.

This is my silk fusion page for July. We live on an island on a NH lake in the summer and go by boat to see the 4th of July fireworks. This is my interpretation of one of the fireworks.

In January we often have ice on branches, as well as snow on the ground. This depicts the icy tips of branches in the early evening when the snow reflects the blue of the sky.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

February page

Happy Valentine's Day!
This page makes me think of an old fashioned Valentine with a lace border. The beading just seemed to flow onto the fabric. The center is moss stitch, a new stitch for me. It gives nice texture to the piece.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

January page

What a month it has been, and it is barely half over. We had lots of snow in December and the first part of this month. In our yard, we had about two feet on the ground plus 5 foot snow mounds at both the top and the end of the driveway. We were able to snow shoe several times in the yard and through the adjoining woods. This is such a beautiful time of the year in New Hampshire.
Last week, after single numbers, the weather turned warm with occasional rain. The snow began to disappear way too fast. On Friday we had sleet, freezing rain, and the trees were laden with ice. I loved the icicles hanging from the railings on the deck. The trees are so pretty when icy, but some of the young birches had their tips on the ground. We were lucky to have the ice melt overnight.
This month my page is reminiscent of the sparkling icicles.


Monday, January 7, 2008

December page

December, with the longest day of the year, feels like a long starry night. This month I tried for the first time a peyote ruffle plus added colonial embroidery knots. Again I have chosen to not fill the page with beads. The different blues means the ruffle really stands out.


A few etc.

I made these little booklets, each around 4-1/2 inches square, for my weaving study group friends. They are made with covers of Lokta paper, Japanese sketch paper inner pages, and waxed linen thread sewing them together. I added beads on the ends of each linen thread for decoration.

This scarf was a commission for my friend Margo. She cuts my hair then for payment she barters for some of my woven pieces. It has a tencel warp and a silk weft. The pattern is a herringbone twill. She doesn't like fringe, so I made a hemmed edge. The combination of tencel and silk is soft and drapey.

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