Thursday, June 10, 2021

#58. 'Appalachian Moose with a Plastic Lei' 51" x 41" 2021.6 One hides holding his breath while the other side pulses with enthusiasm.

 Moose print was found in a thrift store in Tennessee. Lace printed bed sheet is from a thrift store in N Carolina. Plasticky print of plumeria was salvaged in Hawaii. Scarf of photo printed flowers and camouflage fabric is from the Economy Shop, Oak Park, IL. 







 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

(Cancer) "IS RELENTLESS. SO ARE WE" is printed on warp strips going vertical. "HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A REAL INDIAN" is printed on strips going horizontal.



Paper, being stiff is easy to manipulate and weave unlike fabric. I notice it too spreads apart on the edges and weave tighter in the center. I don't know why! Why?

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

#57. 'Dolly Parton's Christmas Present' 2021.2 58" x 55" Mostly American with some Japanese, Hawaiian, African, Indonesian fabrics, some left over from making Covid-19 masks. NFS. Gifted 2021.3.18.



 A podcast hosted by Jad Abumrad led me to Dolly Parton's song 'Coat of Many Colors'. This inspired me to make as traditional a quilt as I could. It's worth listening to 'Dolly Parton's America'.

 https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dolly-partons-america