Tuesday, February 25, 2014

liminal studies

Using google earth, I have virtually traveled the shoreline of Prince Edward Island collecting screen shots that display specific geographical features.  These aerial compositions present stretches of shore that feature areas where the water breaches the shoreline to create an inland stream, pond or marsh.  Transitory, liminal places that are vulnerable to sea-level rise and erosion, and could be vastly altered in the years to come.
Adapting a woven pattern to overshot, I have figured out how to weave each of the three geographies (land, shore, ocean) in a different pattern, creating another visual variable to distinguish the area of colour.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

pouches for precious things

I am finally getting around to photographing and listing items to my Etsy shop.  I have some pouches and scarves left in my inventory from the fall craft fair season, and instead of them sitting packed away in my studio for the winter, I am carving away a bit of time here and there to get them on-line.  Last week I listed my handwoven zippered pouches on my Etsy site, which you can link to in the left sidebar of this blog....each pouch has a handwoven cotton (and sometimes raw silk exterior) and is lined with fine commercial cotton.