In last week’s primitive class I decided to try my hand at a self portrait. We took my picture on a phone and then sent it to Wendie’s computer where she opened it in a program called Be Funky which isolates the blocks of colour. Using the picture on the computer as a guide, I made a simple sketch. I had a basket of dyed nylons which I thought would be great to use. I ended up adding all kinds of alternative fibres–yarn, sari silk, roving and ribbon. It was really freeing to use all the different textures and I especially enjoyed using the thick and thin slub wool as background. The hooking went very fast. I plan to hang it on the wall of my studio along with my soon to be finished shoes, another form of self portrait. A big thanks to Wendie for her inspiration.