Monthly Archives: February 2013

Percolating

This is on the appalachian trail up by iron mountain. It is a cow drinking thing I think like a cistern.

Percolating

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Ki-mono Reconstruction

I am very fond of boro.  The month my father died, I was studying with Yoshiko Wada, in a workshop with an intense focus on boro textiles, history, philosophy and technique.  Slowly, this sensibility is beginning to creep back into my work; and oddly enough, conceptually, seeds of ideas, past fits and starts, and half made projects along with others that are in need of mending all begin to come into play.  The concept of value and sustainability together and the inherent beauty of each stitch.

Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused and recycled indigo-dyed, cotton rags. What we see in these examples are typical—patched and sewn, piece-by-piece, and handed down from generation-to-generation, where the tradition continued. These textiles are generational storybooks, lovingly repaired and patched with what fabric was available. Never intended to be viewed as a thing of beauty, these textiles today take on qualities of collage, objects of history, and objects with life and soul.

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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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I plan to clear off the studio table today.

We will see how it goes. I am preparing to begin my new body of work for 2014

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I get to share this wonderful father

Posted today by my brother Jim.

Our father retired from a dentistry career that he didn’t much enjoy at 60. For the three decades since, he’s been sculpting in wood. This was a very special moment for me where he was reflecting on his life’s work. I didn’t want to interrupt to await the perfect pose or fiddle with settings, so this is what I gleaned from an unobtrusive click.

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Elin Noble

Elin Noble Textiles Tonight was the preview opening. This is a photograph of me finishing up the installation Vox Stellarum. Opening reception is Sunday, February 24 from 2-5 pm The exhibition is up through April 28. Hope to see many of you. http://www.newbedfordartmuseum.org/index.html

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the life of the grass

This is the kind of thing I am thinking of now. I dont know where it will go. Often the imagery is in a nebulous place first. I want to focus on grasses and maybe the minimalist quality, contrast of land and sky, but yet the evidence of the life of the grass through the snow is where it begins.

Grasses

 

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Because there is no “out”.

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Arte Textil Contemporáneo

Got from Slow Cloth…beautiful.

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The first daffodil buds of spring.

Daffodil buds

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Inviting work space.

Workspace

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Working

Me

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Snow in Stoney Creek

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