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I hit the mother lode at the May Memorial Library book sale!

I found Barbara G.Walker’s “Treasury of Knitting Patterns” from 1968 in pristine condition.

Ok, after three days in my house- not looking as tidy. No matter, it’s just as informative and inspirational.

 

As you might be able to tell, I’m in a knitting frenzy ..

…just finished a baby girl knitted vest for my friend Linda’s son and wife, Scott and Brittany. Since they live in Wilmington, I thought summer colors would work for them. Next on the list- my nephew Ruiaridh and his wife, Mel and their baby Theo, in St. Albans, England

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Spring vest for a beach baby

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You can see where I got the inspiration for the colors for the baby vest-love camellias especially now that it’s getting into winter

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detail of vest- got the perfect (vintage )buttons at the Hospice Flee Market shop

More details about the “Outlander” hand knitted wraps

The “Outlander” wraps are for adults: they are all hand knitted with some hand dyed wool yarns mixed with other multi fiber yarns. Each piece is one-of-a-kind with up to 8 or more different yarns and every knitted piece has a different mix of yarns . The wraps go around the neck and shoulders and tuck into your coat or jacket. Although the knitted pieces are knitted with thick yarns, it is not bulky underneath your coat or around the shoulders as long scarves tend to be.

The “Outlander ” wraps are  $60 plus postage if ordering on-line

The “Outlander” collar is $45 plus postage if buying on-line

If you are interested in purchasing, all pieces will be display at the Kirby Gallery, Roxboro or email me at:

mehrjacq@gmail.com to order directly.

 

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Outlander wrap 1: 33″ long and 6″ deep

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Outlander wrap 1-detail

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Outlander wrap 2-with more pastel colors; 36″ long and 6″ deep

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Outlander wrap 2-detail

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Outlander wrap 3- with dark trim. hand knitted with some hand dyed wool yarns mixed with multi fibers and textured yarns

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Outlander 3-with dark trim detail

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Outlander neck collar: 22″ long by 5″ deep

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Outlander neck collar detail

Please be aware that there will be a proportion of hand dyed wool fibers in the knitted pieces which can feel “scatchy” against the skin for some people.

 

 

 

The beginners personal tapestry weaving classes will start on October 28, from 1-3 pm at our new location at the Gallery at Revolution Mill, 1175 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Those of you who attended the Hirsch Wellness Art Auction know that this is a fabulous location with a great studio space. We have 7 signed up so far, and we have had up to 15 students in the past… We are going to limit it to between 10- 12 so that everyone can get individual help, if they need it. Call Louise at 336-549-8367 for registration or email Loiuse@HirschWellnessNetwork.org

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The BRB  Annual Weekend Mountain Retreat June 11-12th , 2016

For the past five years, the BRBs (Blue Ridge Babes) have gathered together at Mark’s Mountain House off the Blue Ridge Parkway for a weekend of creating art while enjoying music, wine, food and good company.

This year, our latest BRB member (Fiona, 7 years old)) has proposed a bodacious challenge for the group:

She plans to bring a Barbie doll for each member and wants the BRB’s to compete with each other to design the most bold and outrageous Barbie outfit ever.

This made me think of the last time I had seen Barbie and her partner in crime, Ken. It was in April this year. They were standing guard over the bathrooms in a café beside Ballachuilish, in Scotland.

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Barbie for the LADIES facilities

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Ken for the MENS facilities

I did notice that Barbie’s halter neck top was around her neck like a noose, hanging from the door whereas Ken was hanging onto the door by the collar of his pilot uniform. Not quite as life threatening. And slightly more dignified.

Was this extraordinarily prescient of the upcoming debacle of House Bill 2 NC?

 

 

 

 

 

Who would have thought..?

When the rainbow scarf was ready for baby Cora, we thought that Spring had sprung and that the scarf would be not needed and put away until winter. Little did we know that there would be snow up until the first week in May, and that the scarf would be a daily feature of the morning walk to the park.

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For a Positive Spin on New Year’s Resolutions..

My 2016 New Year resolution is accomplished already!

Finished my first art piece for 2016

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Sounds so much better than…I never got it finished before the end of 2015…

 

 

February is a busy month!

The opening reception for the Greenville Museum of Art Biennial Juried Exhibition, in Greenville North Carolina, is February 5, 2016.  The Exhibition runs February 6-April 24, 2016.

The juror is Theresa N Hammond, Director and Curator of the Guilford College Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina.

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The cup of Kindness: tapestry

I am so excited to have two pieces in this show: and that the Museum of Art is within four hour’s driving distance .

Road Trip!

La Primavera

La Primavera : silk collage with beads and sequins

The latest update on Focus: Fiber 2016 opening

It will be on February 12, 2016 at Kent State University Museum, Blum and Stager galleries. ..it will be early evening with refreshments.

Focus : Fiber 2016 is a juried exhibition by the Textile Alliance at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition will be from February 12- July 3, 2016.

The juror was Jane Sauer,  a fabulous internationally renowned fiber artist .

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Golden Boy

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Fragonard girl

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Lost on Fulford Road

What an honor to have three punch needle pieces selected for the show!

 

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Rollin’, rollin, rollin, keep them dogies rollin’…

So many artists say…

…..that the best way to keep work moving, is to work on more than one piece at a time.

This is the start of a new piece called “Raw hide” showing a printout  from my original painting traced onto the fabric with pencil and colored pencils. Adding color pencil to the fabric is a new thing for me-and it’s proving to be very helpful in selecting the range of color threads for different sections of the work.

The pencil drawing is not exact by any means, it’s a starting point.

Paint colors read very differently from embroidery threads so colors that work in a painting, will not read  the same when translated into colored loops. This leads to constant adjustments as colored threads are juxtaposed against each other.

Cooking without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Photography Art Plus

Photography, Animals, Flowers, Nature, Sky

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Fibre art by Jean Ottosen

NC Alternative Crops and Organics

art in fibers and fabric

The History Of Florist

art in fibers and fabric

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art in fibers and fabric