Category: Textiles

Post #3108: A smidge of colour theory on a cloudy day

It is so grey outside; let’s think about colour! I came across this vintage colour wheel in the gift shop at the National Gallery in Ottawa last month – and immediately went online to see if I could find a version to print out… Continue Reading “Post #3108: A smidge of colour theory on a cloudy day”

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Post # 3105: A roundup of makes from March!

When I moved (almost) two years ago, I moved a number of unfinished projects with me. Like the quilt in this photo. I’ve been carrying the squares and the backing fabric around for about five years – both of which I purchased for next… Continue Reading “Post # 3105: A roundup of makes from March!”

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Post #3103: Making marks on fabric

Where other people are highly artistic, I feel I am a pretty technical maker. That is, I’m inspired by learning process and technique – not to mention finished usable product – more than expressing a vision or making a statement. Perhaps that isn’t the… Continue Reading “Post #3103: Making marks on fabric”

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Post #3102: Sharpening our tools

I was reminded last night of the need to replace the blade in my exacto knife, just as I was reminded by snarled threads earlier this week that the sewing machine needle must be replaced with every project. It’s got me to thinking that… Continue Reading “Post #3102: Sharpening our tools”

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Post #3103: The spa robe

Voila! I present to you my new hot tub cover up! This is the final, and largest make from the fabric mailing I received from Sew Haley Jane ten days ago. Between the cloth wrappers and this robe, only a half metre of rayon… Continue Reading “Post #3103: The spa robe”

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