Friday, November 27, 2009

The Christmas Loft

Holiday Spirit was in full swing in the Loft at CBCCD last night. It was a beautiful setting with lots of fabulous food and spirits to start off our weekend  craft market. All of the staff at the centre deserve a big round of applause for putting this all together. The gallery on the first floor is decked out in holiday splendor as well with an all white theme and lots of sparkle!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

All Natural

This is a complete departure for me from my usual weaving. No color! Have been seeing and liking  beautiful cream and white decor in magazines and lots of things made with natural fibers. So, thought I'd have a go at no color but lots of surface texture. Of course there are natural shifts in color within the reed and the seagrass really stands out against the creamy background. Will take these pieces to the Christmas Loft coming up this week and see what the reaction is to them. I do have some plum waiting for me on the work bench so my booth won't be completely void of color.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Birch Bark Wreath

Fresh from the work bench! I save all of the scraps of birch bark after I cut strips for weaving. Can't toss them. Here's the result. Tied up lots of little sprigs of bark and wired them onto a wreath frame. Might try to find a nice copper colored ribbon but I had the burgundy so it does the job.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I've been busy getting prepared for the upcoming Christmas Loft at the Centre for Craft and Design in Sydney at the end of Nov. Pictures of Christmas past are great for getting in the spirit of things. This is the gallery display at the Centre last year and it had a lovely frosty evening feel. The twig bench was great fun to make and the snowflakes created a wintry shadow effect on the walls.