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Foramina Sewn Panels
Foramina Sewn Panels

These 24″ round sewn, mixed media art pieces on plywood with stained veneer trim were created for a private commission. I: II: III: IV: V: VI: VII: VIII: IX: X: XI: XII: XIII: XIV: XV:   About the title: foramen: fo·​ra·​men | \ fə-ˈrā-mən  \...

Upcoming May Exhibitions
Upcoming May Exhibitions

Join me in May for three art exhibitions around the Phoenix valley: Tempe Center for the Arts, Biomimicry, opening reception Friday, May 19 from 6-9pm. Design inspired by nature: work by artists in collaboration with ASU's Biomimicry Institute. Runs May 19-July 28....

TOP SECRET quilts for friends
TOP SECRET quilts for friends

These two quilts for dear friends were made from scraps and hope to grace their new homes with amazing memories and good luck for years to come. Collaborative quilt made from a quilt top and fabrics by the fabulous Madison Creech (creechers.com). Madison's pieced...

Knitting animation
Knitting animation

Stop motion animation made with a knitting machine! From the Youtube comments: For those who doesn't understand french and who are wondering what these french words means, it's about 2 lovers in the cold winter of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are leaving...

Cactus Wren free motion quilt
Cactus Wren free motion quilt

Cactus wren and prickly pear, free motion 'sketched' using TechShop Chandler's HQ Avante18 long arm quilter. 12x12" on cotton muslin with King Tut thread.

day 270: weaving fate
day 270: weaving fate

Samples of weaving done on a laser-cut backstrap loom. Find out more at osloom.org

day 224: honey bunnies
day 224: honey bunnies

  The fabulous Amanda Tucker of Modified Minds hosted an Easter crafts night at TechShop Chandler, including these plushy bunnies. Lots of families, including both parents and kids that had never used a sewing machine before, hopped on the basic sewing machines...

day 185: batik quilt
day 185: batik quilt

Quiltathon part 2: a colorful batik quilt from a kit given to me by a friend. The colors of this quilt didn't quite mesh as well as I planned, but the quilting definitely improved the design, and I'm beginning to master the HQ18 Avante long arm and its tricky ways....

day 184: mechanical pillows
day 184: mechanical pillows

Pillows made with TechShop's gear logo, laser cut fabric applique, SAS fabric by the pound, and invisible zipper closure.

day 182: weaving with the laser loom
day 182: weaving with the laser loom

  This scarf was woven (at last!) using the laser backstrap loom I found at instructables.com. I'm also looking forward to trying this cardboard loom by jessyratfink and this scrap wood loom by hells-oui.

day 154: headbands
day 154: headbands

Headbands are always in, especially these favorite patterns from Knitty: Quant and Calorimetry have kept my ears and the ears of many friends warm in style. Quant by Star Athena: "As a devotee of creating hand-knitted...

day 153: slouching
day 153: slouching

This lovely slouchy hat was made from the Dustland Hat pattern by Stephen West in Malabrigo's Rios, colorway Marte. The pattern is available from Ravelry if you like what you see. From Mr. West: "This textured hat gives the perfect...

day 152: wearing many hats
day 152: wearing many hats

A recent trip to verdant (but chilly) Oregon inspired these green stripey hats in worsted weight, mystery brand wool, silk and alpaca blend yarns. I don't usually knit from a pattern for a basic hat, but here's what I did:...

day 151: knitting 101
day 151: knitting 101

These knitted washcloths are made from 100% cotton worsted weight yarn (mystery brand).  My mom, aunts, and grandmothers all knitted or crocheted a version of these dishcloths or washcloths: they've been a ubiquitous part of my home forever. The pattern is perfect for...

day 116: kuspuk snuggie
day 116: kuspuk snuggie

Kuspuk made from a thrifted Vellux blanket and misc. trim, originally made for Transformed Treasures, a benefit for the Salvation Army of Alaska in April 2014. From Wikipedia: "A kuspuk is a hooded overshirt with a large front pocket commonly worn among Alaska...

day 59: lumi inkodye
day 59: lumi inkodye

I tried my hand at Lumi's Inkodye technique during a Meetup as a part of Phoenix Design Week, hosted by Gangplank Chandler. Using tape as a resist, I painted the Inkodye (blue, orange, and red) directly onto a new, unwashed cotton tee, exposed it in the bright sun for...

day 11: coral messenger
day 11: coral messenger

Coral is one of my favorite natural patterns, but this coral's in white, just like many of the ocean's reefs. This is my small statement in favor of protecting our marine habitats in conjunction with artists like Olek, who make work to raise awareness about...