Friday, March 16, 2007

Wool


These beautiful artworks are by Ramona Sakiestewa, done in wool. See more amazing work here. This artist also does beautiful works on paper, but I thought some of you, especially those who have fallen in love with wool, would be interested in these. After all, we're all about the fiber.

I feel like such a neglectful blogger, but things have just been crazy busy. I had good intentions to show a little piece on Quilt Studio, but didn't get it photographed in time. I also wanted to share a little about my quilt group gathering, but didn't get those photos together either. I DID manage to get together some photo CDs done as gifts for all my quilt group friends. I take pictures at every gathering, so I had something from every meeting over the past year. I used a mounted photo of each person as the cover for their CD case, and I put one at each place at the table. Kind of a party gift and place card in one. It took a lot of time, but it was worth it. Everyone loved their gift.

Quilt group was fun, and I was really happy with how the food turned out. I found gorgeous flowers, including tulips, at Costco, so that saved me a trip when I was running around getting ready. We had some very summer like weather last weekend, so eating on the deck in the shade was lovely and relaxing.

I'm mostly finished with binding my donation "kid's quilt". I bound by machine this time, attaching the binding to the back and folding it around to the front. I used a zig-zag stitch and rainbow thread on the top, and monopoly in the bobbin. I usually don't like machine bindings, but this one looks pretty good. The monopoly is light years better than the old nylon stuff, and it really doesn't show. I hate binding by hand (impatience talking), so I may try this again.

5 comments:

Rian said...

Sounds like good things going on in your camp!

I have been doing machine bindings (back to front) for so long I'd forgotten there was any other way!

Gerrie said...

At first, I thought this was a felted piece but it is a woven tapestry. It is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Granny Fran said...

I love wool tapestries, they look so rich. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed the little bit of Navajo style tapestry weaving that I did years ago, but it took too long and wasn't portable for a career woman, so I switched to needlepoint. I got a lot of stitching done while sitting at City Council and County Commissioner meetings waiting for my turn to make presentations.

PaMdora said...

Her work is wonderful, thanks for the link!

dee said...

Jen, thanks for the beautiful pics of this work. You always find the most intersting pieces to show. I will have to try the binding your way. I really don't like machine binding things-but this method you mention sounds different and worth a try.