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I am a professional crafts person, working in clay and fibre, not necessarily at the same time. I am a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Home Again

Sorry its been so long, I have missed you all. I am back from Halifax, Arrived on Monday after being snowed in in Antigonish. Then got Caught up in Mason's birthday celebration. We suited up! a la Barney Stinson, and had a grand adventure to Wentworth Perk for Hot Chocolate. It was really fun, he loved it.
Then it took most of Tuesday to find my kitchen under the mess of a mama free weekend. Before I knew it, it was time to prep for my Wednesday classes. Hence the no Blogging til now.
The scarfa week project moved along, I got the fringes done while in Halifax drinking beer, er tea but did not wet finish it. New scarf a week will be done this weekend, just needs to be tied on and we are ready to roll. I have a terrible feeling that it is not as long as it should be, but we shall see, no need to stress, it is purple, and I know a six year old. She may be the only kid on the playgroundwearing silk, but hey, she does claim that she would like to be a princess. The scarf will be worn, no matter how short it is.
Next week's warp is wound and ready to be put on the loom, it is a manly looking khaki green and beige cotton chenille. Cozy, and kind of safe after my wild mixed fibre warp this time around. For warp number three I have plans for fabric that goes bump, or maybe some woven shibori. I have some bamboo yarn that would make a lovely soft, drapey (is drapey a word?) scarf. I have not dyed bamboo yet, but I think it will take colour without a hitch. Yes I think that is it, I shall make a bamboo shibori warp for scarf a week warp #3.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Off to the Big City

Well folks, Lizzie is off and running to Halifax for the weekend. I will be attending the Atlantic Craft Trade show as an observer, Just giving a little scope out of the show to see if I want to go the wholesale route. Oh and also so I can eat good food and see my friend Shannon. This will make me happy. I will make little progress on my weekly scarf, as I can't twist fringes and drive at the same time yet. I will be taking it with me though, and may get some done while visiting with Shannon. She won't mind at all, she understands the need to twist yarn, being one of those knitting types. She is obsessed with yarn as much as the rest of us, there are even photos of her knitting in her wedding dress. That folks is HARDCORE!!