Tag: applique

Sensing a Trend …

“I see a red door and I want it painted black…” from “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones Black and red, black and grey, black on black. It’s been a trend this year. When customers aren’t ordering blacks and reds, I’m gravitating to… Continue Reading “Sensing a Trend …”

The Glastonbury Gowns…

I had crafted a set of clothing for her daughter, and her husband. Now it is time to complete the circle with a set of gowns for Kate…

A new Phoenix rises . . .

A phoenix presented itself to Lady C in a dream, and when she said: “what is your name?” it replied: “rue de attar”…

When failure becomes success…

As an artist/designer, when your work becomes boring and sales slow to a trickle, you can either give it up, or shake it up. 2019 was that year for me…

Wright At Home…

I was quite taken with a ceiling light at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home & Studio in Oak Park. and couldn’t wait to transform it into a had design…

A Gothic Hat…

This is my inspiration from my trip to Spain a few years back. You might spot it in in my ads supporting KNKX Radio in 2019…

The Making of Raven Steals The Sun…

A Gothic retelling of an Alaskan tale,

The making of Crow King…

My King Crow Cap is made from rescued textiles and inspired by a manuscript housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is my entry into the “Met 150 Design Contest” which runs through August 12, 2019. Send me luck, and perhaps your vote !

Stitchery Part V: Applique…

Appliqué can be as simple as applying a leaf to a surface, or as complex as the ‘tablion’ in Byzantium.

Teaching Applique at the Seaview Fiber Arts Guild…

I was invited to teach the arts of applique and embroidery to the Seaview Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild. Little did they know how much trouble I would bring through their door …