It’s fall in Santa Fe, and that means in the chilly evenings when I walk outside at night for one of my many peaks at the Milky Way, the smell of mesquite burning in a few home fire places is in the air. To say it is a magical experience would be trite; the scents of Santa Fe in all seasons are simply unmatched.
This piece is inspired by the mesquite and turquoise that are so tightly linked to this region. They feel like “home” to me in many ways, along with roasting green chiles, the smell of pine in the air, and blue corn. Wear this warm wrap with its pull-through design and you’ll feel these things, too.
The fibers used in this fully reversible piece include hand painted blue faced Leicester, a Mikado art yarn, and top merino. This piece is wet felted and shrunk for optimal drape and warmth.
When I first visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium several years ago, I fell in love with the kelp forest exhibit there. I am, admittedly, enthralled with all things “water”, but the kelp forest and its ecosystem inhabitants hold a special, magical place. I can almost believe that mermaids exist, for if they are going to be swimming and causing mischief anywhere, a kelp forest would be an intoxicating location.
“Neptune’s Repose” is the first in a series with the colors, images, textures, and visceral feel of the kelp forest ecosystem. A fine iridescent blue/green silk is nuno felted with a variety of fibers, including Teeswater lamb locks in an intoxicating green for fringe and kelp accents, hand-painted blue faced Leicester roving as kelp, steely blue and shiny mohair locks for schooling sardines, mulberry silk hankies for sheen, and an aquatic mix of blue faced Leicester, silk, and merino for accent.
This reversible piece, with its “painting” on one side and crinkled texture on the other, reflects the two-sided nature of the inspiration. The colors and fibers provide the final character of both sides, yet in very different ways, like the mythic nature of Neptune himself, and the nature of our ocean habitats.
This nuno felted scarf is subtle and sultry, like a slow-moving current on a bayou in Louisiana, and might reflect what Monet would have painted had he visited the mysterious locale. The fibers include yak, silk, and merino on a silk gauze base; the different fibers lend a shimmery and luxurious texture to the piece, especially on the cream-colored reverse side. Yes, this scarf is reversible!
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This handmade cobweb felted scarf is bright and cheery like the sun, for spring and fall wear. It will pair especially well with casual outfits such as a white tee-shirt and brightly patterned skirt, or with jeans and a jacket! It has a lovely drape and is light enough to prevent you from getting too warm while wearing it. It is definitely an accessory piece that just happens to do double-duty keeping the chill off during cool mornings and in chilly restaurants.
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This one-of-a-kind nuno felted wrap is part of my Land Series, inspired by the stunning sunsets that grace my studio in Santa Fe. The setting sun and its wavering rays are stylized from a fine golden yarn of merino, silk, and cashmere, and the rolling hills and falling night sky of navy and rose are felted using top merino roving. All of this on a fine boysenberry silk gauze base.
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This woodland-inspired piece is one of my Land Series works. I’ve used silk, fine top merino, and scrap wool materials in this brown, green, and gold wrap. It also includes yarn spun from cashmere, silk, and merino.
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