In the American southwest the importance of water, now and into the distant past, is not only a necessity, it is part of the very fibers of culture. Indigenous peoples who have farmed the land for centuries must now fight for the right to use what had been always theirs: water to irrigate their bean fields and other crops. This piece is a reflection of water running into brown, parched fields via historic irrigation ditches; let us not lose sight of the rights of those who came before us.
This piece is wet felted using blue faced Leicester; top merino roving; yarns spun from cashmere, alpaca, and merino; and Teeswater lamb lock accents.
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I love the geometric patterns that are frequently found in textiles throughout the world. This bag was inspired by this geometry, and is accented by using recycled sari silk from India. Using a modified shibori technique, I’ve embedded white merino ovals amongst folded and layered Indian silk, which itself features a subtle geometric pattern. On this, layers of exotic fibers including top merino, Tibetan yak, bamboo, and more silk give the blue and purple colors of the silk an iridescent blue, green, and purple hue.
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This scarf was made from recycled silk saris. I purchase used 100% silk saris from India; some are stained with ink, some have runs and snags. I work around these areas and upcycle the used saris into new scarves and garments so the beautiful silk can live another new life. For you, perhaps? Originally I made three of these, this one is the only one left.
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This wrap was originally created as a submission piece to benefit breast cancer research. The title refers to the cellular battle that takes place within the body of those fighting breast cancer: hot and fiery cancer cells attempt to envelope cool and calm healthy cells. This piece seeks to represent this struggle, yet reflect the beauty that exists in the spirit of the women (and men) that struggle with breast cancer. Make no mistake about it, this is a lovely piece of wearable art.
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This one-of-a-kind nuno felted wrap is inspired by the fun and fantasy of circuses and cotton candy! It is vibrant and outstanding, sure to grab praise and at least one “WOW!” or two wherever you go! Silk gauze is the base for this scarf, with a colorful art yarn providing colorful accent in red, yellow, green, pink, and rose. Rose, green, and pink top merino roving complete the design.
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