Monthly Archives: May 2012

I Dreamed I Could Fly

Elemental Layers:  Earth, Water, Fire, Air is up! Pictures aren’t yet posted on the blog for Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana, but they should be up soon.  The show can be seen at the JD Lafleur Nature Center at the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Chain Stitch

This week’s Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge stitch is a composite stitch that I have never done before.  It is called butterfly chain stitch.    I’ve worked a few rows in a variety of novelty threads.  The first pass of stitching … Continue reading

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Shadow Faces

With the deadline quickly approaching, I’ve been playing nimble fingers working on my piece for the Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana’s upcoming fiber art show.  The feature of the show is to use transparent layers to depict one of the … Continue reading

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Bullion Knot Stitch

After taking a break for the past few weeks, I’m back again participating in Take a Stitch Tuesday sponsored by Pintangle.  I’ve missed: french knot, wheat ear stitch, crossed buttonhole, and half chevron.  This week’s stitch is bullion knot.  Since … Continue reading

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Where does inspiration come from?

This is a question I often hear.  For every artist there is a different answer.  For me, the answer isn’t always the same for any piece of work that I make.  Take the paper dolls I just made.  The human … Continue reading

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Paper People/Paper Pets

A friend of mine who works in the Children’s division of the library has asked me to do a program making paper dolls at the end of the month.  Always ready to jump in with teaching children, I said yes.  … Continue reading

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Contemporary Rug Hooking

Exactly one week after the wedding, I took a rug hooking class with Gail Dufresne.  It was a wonderful class doing something different from what I have done before.  The class was sponsored by Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana (CFAL).  … Continue reading

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