Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm really loving how these flags turned out. Than helped me screen-print the yellow and blue, and then we cut a stamp for the stars.

I had enough leftover red linen -(from my senior collection in '08)- to make 6 prints.

Monday, October 25, 2010

From a series of conceptual ideas involving garments made out of pantyhose.
Fall '07

A new venture into some original fashion design. I love designing knitwear! There's something so primitive and straight-forward about the whole process. You're literally making the fabric as you're constructing the garment, so there's so many wonderful possibilities. This skirt started formulating in my head after I discovered a stash of funky, hairy, ribbon yarn at work that I had to do something with. There wasn't enough of it for a whole skirt so the striping was based out of necessity as much as an aesthetic choice. I knew navy and black was a good combo when I saw this Proenza Schouler collection...

Proenza Schouler Fall '10

It's funny how the collective subconscious can work.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A funky mash-up woodcut I found in my portfolio case. I pulled out a bunch of old fashion illustrations and sketches I'm hoping to sell in the craft fair, in order to make room for new stuff. This piece was actually part of a larger work that I completed in the summer of '07. The right-hand side was ripped off and sold as a smaller piece -- tearing it in half made the composition for the 2 smaller prints way more successful than both as a whole. I can't decide if I want to sell this one or not, yet.

Kiki Mariko Rug pattern from the Mason-Dixon girls' second book (Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines)

Dimensions pre-felting = 37 1/2" long by 25" around

Betcha never saw a tubular rug before! Ok, I'm not finished but I had to document my work before I got the hot water and suds out and get this knitwork felted! Once felted, it will shrink in ways that I can't really predict, and will become so tangled that I'll be able to de-tubularize (ie-cut down the middle) and this rug will be a whole lot more rug-like.

I finished it en route from LA to NC but still haven't gotten around to the felting part yet. I want to do it by hand to control the shrinking as much as possible but that's more work than throwing it in the washing machine!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A couple of new ALMOST finished pin cushions, ready to sell. They just need a little cinching, like the green and blue one. This patter is so fun to make and allows you to play with so many different color and patter variations.

Log cabin pillow, inspired by the Mason-Dixon ladies and, always, Sasha Ross. The first in total completion, ready to sell at the craft fair. I made one just like this for myself, a while back, and I just love the way it looks and it's so fun to put together with any amount of yarn laying around.

It's lumpy and colorful and FINISHED.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I'm knitting like a crazed beast! gearing up for the Troika Craft Fair held in Durham in November -- it also coincides with the music festival they host every year so it's going to be a whole weekend-full of things to do. I'm a big fan of craft fairs but never actually been in one before so this will be a new experience for me -- hopefully positive and with a little money going into my pockets!

No rest for the crafty!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Check out this cool signage from the Homelands exhibit at the Gene Autry Museum! I thought it was so genius -- the whole show was excellent, must've had a great art director. I'm getting a lot of cool ideas for my own projects using this idea.