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19/365: Finished!

I had to commemorate this day. I began this piece in Summer of 2012 just before my father passed away. It was to be for him. It has taken me three years to finish. It has been a block in my work and now that it is finished I am able to move on. I am very pleased with the outcome.
Finished

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My good friend posted this picture of her scarf done in wool jersey.

Stretchy Wool

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Yay ready to sew the two halves together of this piece begun July 2012 has taken 2 Years to finish.

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It’s almost done!

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Work

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The Snake

I am pretty sure this is a copperhead. I was getting ready to do some dyeing and all my stove parts were piled on the stones. He struck at me Yikes! I ran. Hard to get a good picture with a phone from a distance…I am not sure how to get rid of him, so stopped my project. In the last photo you can just see him going underneath the little round thing. There is only one picture of the whole snake and his head was moving but I am fairly certain there were venom pockets.

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Emily dyeing at Peters Valley School of Craft

Emily at Penland

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Having fun splitting a stump while I wait for the dye pot

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light Sun 119

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Warmth for spring??

Warmth for spring??

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My workspace here at Arrowmont

I am in the Tactility Forum Residency here.
Arrowmont Workspace

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Me

Me

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It begins. Monocotyledons. Paniceae. Rhizomes, glumes, lemmes, paleas.

MonocotyledonsMonocotyledonsMonocotyledons

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If it has a pin it is getting a stitch.

Pins and stitches

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I am teaching myself to hand stitch silk.

It is a slow process for me. The wool is much more forgiving. But I like the look of the line of the handstitched better it seems like the sewing machine just destroys this delicate fabric. The stitch scarves are inspired by Boro. much of it is repurposed and vintage silk .

Handstiitched silk

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Jimmy with my work at the Luxor Las Vegas

Thanks Laurie for having jimmy photograph !!Jimmy in the Luxor Lobby

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Happiness is a potful of scarves

It is a blue dayHappiness is a potful of scarvesHappiness is a potful of scarves

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This hand stitched chiffon scarf will be beautiful

hand-stitched chiffon scarf

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Clamps and scarves

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Scarves

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Starting a line of scarves.

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Indigo

indigo with a lovely indigo flower.

Indigo

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Repurposed at the IN(Finito) Faculty show

Shots from Slocumb Galleries IN(Finito) Faculty show album.

RepurposedPerformance piece by Scott Koterbay: "Advice"RepurposedRepurposed

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Working

Woeking

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ProChem

I am really looking forward to Pro Chem this summer. A fantastic studio and space for you to make any new work or do projects and learn new things combining with what you are already doing. Quilters, this is made for you!

 

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There are still openings for my Workshop Scheduled at Pro Chemical and Dye July 8-12.

We will look at resist techniques on protein fibers and learn to use acid dyes. Whether you are a weaver, felter, spinner, or dyer, you will get something great from this workshop! If you are a beginner, you will come away knowing how to use the dyes, if you are advanced, we will do in depth work. Something for everyone.

At Pro Chemical And Dye Fall River MA.

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Solo Exhibit at the Customs House

May-July 2016 I will create a solo exhibit from the concept of Wetland Mitigation, at Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN.

Evening Wetlands

Evening Wetlands

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The work at the William King Museum

William KIng William King

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The joy in the beauty of simple things.

this may speak only to eco-dyers, but … such a resist print made by a gingko leaf onto a silk jersey makes my heart happy and serene. Of course, some rust lines help too. —Fabienne Dorsman-Rey

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William King Show

This is finally a better photo of two of the William king pieces

William King

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Thinking about grasses

Its always such a whoosh when I finish a major work. I am thinking about grasses now. New research to begin.

I am thinking of grass as one of the oldest semi complex plant forms. It will exist after we are all gone. And existed before, also.

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New work at William king museum

New work at William king museum Abington va. Opening Thursday December 6 6-8 pmHanging with curator Charlesey CharltonRepurposed

 

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Finish this piece today hanging Monday

We are hanging the show at William King Museum tomorrow. I still dont know when the opening is.

Repurposed

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View from top of the left half

View from top left half

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One stitch at a time

One stitch at a time

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My work at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas

Its a little off from the color. A kind friend took these on her cell phone. But you can get the idea of the size, scale and impact of these pieces.

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Piecing

Piecing

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It would progress faster if I could sit longer

Progressing

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Working on the William King piece

It will be 72 h and 56 wide when it goes into William king museum

Now it is twelve h x 6 w

William King repurpose

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Menninger Chapel Installation

finally have a picture of the installation at Menninger Chapel

Menninger Chapel

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As time passes…

The initial piece is around two by three inches. Yesterday’s grew to about a foot long. Today… We will see…

As time passes

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It begins here

It begins here

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Textile Forum Article

I used to be so inspired by Textilforum when I was at RISD as a graduate student. Now, here I am, published there. Now I can be an inspiration to students. What a gift. Textile Forum Quarter 2 2012: Resist Dyeing II

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Repurposed at the Best of Tennessee Craft Biennial

So this will be in the best of tennessee craft biennial. Now I need to make another one for the William King museum. I need to get back on my feet! I am losing touch with everyone!

Best of Tennessee

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Blue Plum Festival Exhibition

This is at the Tipton Gallery on Spring St in Johnson City TN. The gallery will be open from 1-5 today during the Blue Plum festival.

Tipton Gallery

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Come to Peters Valley in June to Create Patterns on Wool and Silk with Acid Dyes

Workshop

Create Patterns on Wool & Silk with Acid Dyes

Date: June 22 – 26, 2012 (5 Days)

Instructor: Carol LeBaron

Level: Beginner and Beyond

Class Description: Come create patterns with both surface and immersion techniques on wool and silk. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of dyeing and printing protein fibers, while advanced students will have a chance to push the boundaries of the medium  We will work with purchased wool fabric, wool fiber, silks and found fabrics from your stash, and, if possible, simple open plain weave fabrics that you may prepare ahead if you are a weaver. You will leave with simple finished piece or a bag full of beautiful sample explorations. Some experience helpful but not required; advanced/returning students can explore all techniques further.

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Getting there with the Luxor piece

Luxor Piece

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My outdoor studio

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Repurposed at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery

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12 of 12 for October 2011

twelve and twelve for October. My family was up at Squam and I was here in Stony Creek. So 900 miles apart twelve and twelve!

Barb and Dot head out for a kayakOn the Dock—with InvictusBuckets for the Dye Project  Outdoor Studio Stove setup Abstraction Experiments Dog Paw Pieces for the greyhound auction Elbow Socks Elbow Socks I love my dad and my sisters Out the end of Center Harbor Neck. Sure wish I was there. My mother took all these pictures for me. So my spirit was there.

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Repurposed exhibit is on view

Repurposed flyer

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Finishing Repurposed

Built this box out of an old tobacco basket. It will hold the pieces and be on the gallery floor.  Detail of the piece on the table finishing Another detail here you see the corner of the jacquard. It was a photo of trash thrown down the side of Holston Mt detail Time Reflection:name of the piece  The tail is going down into the box This shows the bottom of the piece going into the box This shows the bottom of the piece going into the box A better view of the box from above The studio as I finished. More (six) small versions to come next, going to the gallery at Appalacian Cter for Craft. I like it. It is the first of a series. I hae wanted to do this for a long time. It is all stitched front and back. The first successful integration of the jacquard, too.

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I did decide to include a little bit of jacquard into the repurposed piece.

Jacquard in Repurposed

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A week to finish this piece.

Repurpose

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Thinking about little pieces

I am reflecting on the difference between conscious and intermittent thought patterns. I thought I was just going to be able to put the small pieces of fabric together and it would turn into this amalgamated piece. But its impossible, even with the tiniest bits, not to look at the color.

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Repurposed Opening

Repurposed Opening October 6 Curated by Cynthia Farnell. I will exhibit my current piece.

Repurposed

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Learning about blogging

Learning about blogging. It seems a little complicated. I have found some wonderful blogs and wonder how to get all the links on them.

From Carol LeBaron Studio

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Repurpose project in progress

This is the felted wool I use in my art work, some is repurposed blankets and clothes to begin with, and now, double repurposed as being leftovers made into a new piece. Its for a repurposed art exhibit in Atlanta this fall. I have been saving these bits for years and have had this idea for a long time. This is the sewing and pinning process I use for all my pieces, even the ones that are fourteen feet high.

 

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the joys in the work, is finally coming

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12 of 12 for June 2011

Everything set up and waiting in the morning, the car is a windbreak dyes are set up waiting for the cans The cows wanted to learn too at ten twenty it will be done! Ready for a jar Yolanda is getting her art samples ready No, its not me, its Emily!!!! Stage two going on ready for arashi beautiful colors as the samples come out Can you believe it all came out of a jar? Emilys beautiful art work of a scarf and some people dyed many skeins

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Canning Dyes

We had such fun canning dyes.

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Packing up the Luxor piece

 

This is one of three in a permanent installation at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas.It is nine feet square.

I need a friend to go take a picture!

 

Luxor piece

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Canning Jar Dyeing Workshop!

Canning jar dye at Peters Valley, dye yarn, roving, felt, or small shibori pieces, learn a simple easy way to work at home! A scarf in a jar! June 10-12

Canning Jars

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falling leaves blanket

Falling Leaves Blanket

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12 of 12 for March 2011

I have been sketching my daily sketch. When I start the morning this way, all the day falls into place. Went for a morning walk to walk the dog. The view from the mountainside We think this was a wingbark elm tree the first irises in the woods I went to lunch with a new friend, 86 years old, in this Natahala this restaurant looked out at the kayakers the antique kayak paddle display this kayaker had the most interesting tiny little kayak and his hands were his paddles with little hand paddles I dont know what these little kayaks are called. The lily pad piece for Nancy Allen is finally taking shape. the final composition the last vestiges of sun on the peaks behind Sunset over the mountain

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Opening Tonight

 

 

Its at the Nelson Fine arts Center in Johnson City tn part of first friday. Earth Fare is doing the food.

Opening

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Thinking of a title…

So it turns out I have a solo exhibition in Johnson City in MARCH. haha. suddenly I have to be ready its almost March. Thinking of a title….. I think I will call it Habitats. (The exhibit, I mean, this piece is Evening Wetlands, so the habitat, is an evening wetland)

Evening Wetlands

 

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Footprints

My latest commission “Footprints” in memory of the greyhounds who were not rescued. Done for a woman who rescues them.

Footprints

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Finishing Tracks

 

the greyhounds feet clay impressionsclose upthe dimensionsfiguring out the patterndesigning the clampsleft frontfront outyleft backthe drawing of the paw mockup . it looks a little different now figuring out colorcolorsmore pictures pretty much the arrangement green on orangedetail

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12 of 12: A breathless morning in August

Twelve of Twelve. A breathless morning in August for August twelfth. Work to be done, work in progress, the work of living, things growing, close to the earth

This mushroom is six inches across Wood waits to be cut and split Stacked and drying, ready to go into the cellar The lush growth down in the holler. Things grow when you turn around Black walnut dye has fermented for two years A writing spider built a web on the clothesline Tomatoes ripening Zucchini tiny and growing Laundry waiting to be hung The corn is taller than Nora's head crabapple graft is ripe for apple jelly The Panzer and the lawn tractor waiting to do their jobs

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Integration installed

in Jamaica, Vermont, in a beautiful handbuilt house

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Taming the Forest

The piece as installed last year. Still need to get a good photo taken.

This is in Pilesgrove, New Jersey, at my friend Denise’s home. She owns a wonderful horsefarm and breeds show horses and gets them trained, and boards them.

 

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My Studio

My Studio

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New Fibers 2010!

I will display Holston Cat Tail.

Holston Cattail

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I am having fun posting pictures from my week vacation.

Here is my outdoor setup where I was dyeing

Dyeing

And here is the work on the table inside my studio

Work in progress

I also moved a lot of wood!!! Excellent weight bearing exercise for my bones

Woodpile

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This is the first of the three for Nashville Airport…

all rolled up, composed, pinned and in my bag for vacation sewing! Lots of dyeing
happened this week.

First of three

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Art work

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