Sunday, February 1, 2009

looking back to look forward




getting the loom threaded for my fourth piece since the beginning of January today. looking over the other three, I am most happy with the work in wool. it depicts cancer rates and the use of chemicals in commercial agriculture on Prince Edward Island. what I like about it is that it combines concept with reference to function - a satisfying feat in craft. It has the comfort of a small lap blanket, slightly felted, with the inlay imagery very integrated in the structure. So that's why I am returning to a wool warp for my next piece. Also, receiving such positive feedback today about this wool piece from the women in our West Coast Craft Collective confirmed the satisfaction I was feeling about it.

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