Wednesday, April 30, 2014


The indigo has sprouted.  A couple hundred seeds is certainly a lot less than the ounce I tried two years ago.  Unfortunately Rowland didn't have any extra to sell this year.  My goal is to get a sufficient number of seeds to spread the love locally next season.  Fingers crossed.

I've also got veggies, toraji (balloon flower), and black Hollyhock sprouting.

Above is something new in progress.  As always I seem to have a dozen or so things in progress.  I'm not allowing myself to start anything new until the current projects are wrapped.  I need to clear off the work tables before I leave for Korea.

Below, a detail from a finished piece for the Morgan's Revive and Renew exhibition.

Thanks to Bunny for the Italian treats, and to Dean for the Nepalese textile!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Odds & Ends & Odds

The ConEd evening classes have finally wrapped up.  Above is a mediocre-quality detail of a nuno-felt piece.  The iPhone could use a macro lens and some image stabilization...

Saturday brought the first joomchi workshop of the season.  Students working studiously, above and below.  A few familiar faces from past workshops were present...including one woman who took my very first joomchi workshop back in 2008.  I found it very satisfying when she pointed out how much the course material has evolved since that first try.  And one could hardly ask for a better teaching neighbor.

Below, one of the two ubiquitous sample tables.  I always feel like I should have more samples.

And I pulled-off a tidy little four-color repeat pattern demo for my class at KSU.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Selamat Jalan...

I found this little gem last week when I was looking through a book on sprang.  And there are real live catalogs for the Morgan workshops.  I'm busy gearing up for my Joomchi workshop at CIA this weekend, so not much time for other endeavors this week.