Posts made in July, 2011

friday in Branac

Branac is a village filled with flowers. We spent the day painting–here is the turquoise bag I made for wallet, camera etc. and my favourite carry-all from Skinny Laminx.

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fabric and lemon verbena

Two of my favourite things. We went to an evening market and I bought some fabric from Benin, Africa. It is 100% cotton and has, of, course birds on it! The second photo is of lemon verbena–we had dinner at a local farm and it was growing in the garden. What a scent!

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The final photo is from our balcony.

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update

Thank you for your response to my post selling the pouches. They are all gone!

Tomorrow I leave for two weeks in the south of France. I hope to post from there, so please do check once and a while. In the meantime here are a couple of things I have made for the trip.

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A while ago I got some wool felt from Germany. It is thick and durable and very nice to handle--not to mention that it is red! I made a case for my ipad, camera and ipod. They should be great for travelling!

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hooking workshop

On October 15, I will be giving a hooking workshop at Bookhou in Toronto.  We will be making a small trivet so I have been experimenting using different colourways.  Above you see two samples of the same simple pattern.  (The topmost one  is Arounna’s lovely photo.) Below is the pattern again, not quite finished, this time with a light background and dark flowers. For fun, I added a wavy ground and a sun. Each time I hook it, something different happens!

Arounna will have all the details posted on her blog before too long. So if you are interested, circle the date!

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I am a retired educator and recovered administrator. I have always been interested in fibre, first as a weaver, now as a rug hooker and screen printer. Over the last few years I have become passionate about giving a new life to cast-off wool and leather. This is my journal where I muse about my creative life.

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