surface design

School is out for Winter!

I just finished my last projects for school this semester, I am so excited for winter break, the kids and I have a ton of crafting planned! My final project for Pre-Columbian Peruvian weaving was a discontinuous warp and weft woven purse – I have step by step photos of the weaving, but not the…

Back from England

Well, to be honest I have been back for 2 weeks, but wow did it kick my butt being gone form school for so long – I have felt very behind even though I am actually only waiting for one teacher to come back from a trip so I can do a makeup test. (I…

England or bust!

So I am going to be gone for the next 2 weeks (realistically 3 since I will be crazy busy trying to catch up with school once I come back,) in England. I am going on a historical embroidery tour with some friends and I am super excited! I am worried about catching back up…

I ♥ Shibori

So this week in my surface design class we have been working on shibori samples, (shibori is a form of Japanese tie-dye) but haven’t actually gotten around to dyeing anything yet. I really am itching to have a product, so I thought I would do a little project here at home with Miss Emmie. I…

my summer craft class final

I thought I would share the final display that I went with for my summer craft final. Here are a couple of closeups of the dyeing. Paul figured out I had to do over 8500 lines in order to do the resist on this one. The image is much less clear when close up! And…

silk painting

This week in my craft class we are working on silk painting samples; the end sample won’t be a pretty scarf or anything, just a technique development piece. I divided my sample into 4 different sections and then drew a picture to put on to the silk (I decided on a sort of gothic style…

My Summer Craft Class has Eaten My LIFE!

I am currently in the middle of an accelerated craft class this summer, we are fitting 16 weeks worth of work into a little less then 5 weeks and the pace is killer! So far we have worked on embroidery samples, (I don’t have a picture of my sample because I forgot to take on…