Saturday, July 11, 2020


Miz Bagg on the cover
VOGOFF 2020 has finally hit the virtual news stands. Woohoo!
It's a whopping 120 pages of wonder (and only two pages of ads).

My contribution is on page 13:
layout by @bagandaberet
I also made a little video from the above:

I must thank Melanie for inspiring us all to get creatively crazy in isolation.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Big Orange

I love orange!
I've drawn my orange tube of paint:
I chose orange for my Stitching the World path:
that's Australia, BTW
Why am I going on about orange?

This one was a Good Buy, it's an Indian skirt that I turned into a pinafore:
This one not so much:
See how it's sticking to me?
Therein lies the problem!
2012 - even then, it annoyed me
It so happens, I bought these both at the same shop in Artesia, CA. 
The shop, Cottage Arts, has closed, the owners retired. 
Sad face, happy wallet. 

Linking up with

Sunday, July 5, 2020

One Monthly Goal July

What is my sewing goal for July?

It's time to revisit (and hopefully complete) my very bright tie dye tunic that is fashioned from a secondhand sari. I became stalled on the removal of beads from the neckline. Or some sort of sewing mishap - sewing and trimming on the wrong side or some such.

Oh yes. It's all coming back to me. I found the photos. 
The moment I realized I trimmed the wrong section of seam allowance. 
I wanted to wrap the inner allowance over the layer underneath and stitch it down on the outside of the shoulders.
I gave up a year ago! There is one of those mirrored flowers at a shoulder seam.
The mirrors are glued on and I need to work around it somehow.
How things are looking now.
The white thread is temporary basting with silk thread - silk is easier to remove than cotton/poly.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

A Rug Weaving Adventure

Last Saturday, I took an online rug weaving workshop with Aneesa Shami.
[Aneesa's photo]
So. Much. Fun!

First I needed to clear some space in a location where I could prop up my iPad
I used 6/12 ply poly/cotton for my warp [which in retrospect, is too heavy] on the Purl & Loop loom that I got last year at a workshop with Brittany Wittman McLaughlin at Craft in America.

For my rug ties, I wanted to use fabric scraps. 
I cut an assortment, using Frau Fiber's yarn-from-teeshirt technique for the tie dye tee. 
I tore strips for the wovens.

Decidedupon an indigo + hot red combination
OK! I'm ready for class!

Starting with plain weave
then adding knots
Knotting is super relaxing

[apologies for the dirty thumbnail and ragged cuticles]
Finished piece!
I really enjoyed this workshop and Aneesa is a great instructor.
When she offers the class as a taped eCourse, I'll add the link.

Speaking of links, I'm linking with
Michelle's Creative Compulsions Linky Party