Oh My Goodness! I have gotten a bit behind here, what with a lot of travel the last three months. Coupeville. Iceland. Vancouver. Reno. NYC. More on that later–because there’s news about our book! We have a title! We have a cover! And, we have a pre-order sale! Playful Fabric Printing, by Carol Soderlund and Melanie Testa, delves [...]
The day is here—the day I can tell you what has been going on in the studio for more than the last year…. A book! Yes, a book! I am delighted to partner with Melanie Testa, my co-author, and to bring you a work from our hearts on color and surface design. What is the icing [...]
The last month has been filled with teaching. First off, I traveled to Fairfield Iowa, the home of Blue Fish. They are an indie clothing company—all organic and natural fabrics, designed, made and sewn in the USA, and hand-printed right in Fairfield. They have a passionate following and group of collectors, reaching back 30 years. [...]
Spring and summer passed in a blur of workshops, travel, and an intensive writing project. I am taking a bit of a deep breath before fall classes begin next month. In the next few blog posts, I hope to revisit some of the wonderful experiences of recent months. First up, my most recent workshops at [...]
On this St. Patrick’s Day I am reminded the photos I took a while back of a beautiful head of cabbage. Yes cabbage! I think I was taking pictures for an hour, totally entranced by the lines and textures created by the veins. Juxtapose this texture with the discharge piece done by a student at [...]
More zigzags are seen in Cade’s Cove cabins and the one room schoolhouse, as well as Elizabeth’s cloth…
Update: As a relatively new blogger, I am still learning my way around. Today I discovered three posts that were scheduled to post in October, but didn’t! Obviously I need to learn about how to use the schedule feature! I hope you enjoy a bit of a blog blast today! So harken back to the [...]
January 21, 2014
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Soft cascades of falling water and falling leaves, roots, and rivulets of color –September in Tennessee.
How Good Are My Old Dyes? How good are my dyes? This is a question I am often asked, and a few months ago, Kay Sorensen emailed me with just that question. She was given some older dyes, and wanted to see what she could expect from them. I outlined for her a simple process [...]
Misty horizons recede in the distance. Charlotte’s cloth echoes them in form and color. I enjoyed finding these instances of coincidental color correspondences. I hope you enjoyed looking at them!