For Dad 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 […]
Resist dyed wool jersey scarf
It’s almost done!
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 […]
Emily dyeing at Peters Valley School of Craft
light Sun 119
Warmth for spring??
My workspace here at Arrowmont
I am in the Tactility Forum Residency here.
It begins. Monocotyledons. Paniceae. Rhizomes, glumes, lemmes, paleas.
If it has a pin it is getting a stitch.
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 .
Jimmy with my work at the Luxor Las Vegas
Happiness is a potful of scarves
This hand stitched chiffon scarf will be beautiful
Clamps and scarves
Starting a line of scarves.
indigo with a lovely indigo flower.
Repurposed at the IN(Finito) Faculty show
Shots from Slocumb Galleries IN(Finito) Faculty show album.
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!
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 […]
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.
The work at the William King Museum
William King Show
This is finally a better photo of two of the William king pieces
New work at William king museum
Finish this piece today hanging Monday
We are hanging the show at William King Museum tomorrow. I still dont know when the opening is.
View from top of the left half
One stitch at a time
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.
It would progress faster if I could sit longer
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
Menninger Chapel Installation
finally have a picture of the installation at Menninger Chapel
As time passes…
The initial piece is around two by three inches. Yesterday’s grew to about a foot long. Today… We will see…
It begins here
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
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!
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.
Come to Peters Valley in June to Create Patterns on Wool and Silk with Acid Dyes
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 […]
Getting there with the Luxor piece
My outdoor studio
Repurposed at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery
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!
Repurposed exhibit is on view
I did decide to include a little bit of jacquard into the repurposed piece.
A week to finish this piece.
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.
Repurposed Opening October 6 Curated by Cynthia Farnell. I will exhibit my current piece.
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.
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 […]
12 of 12 for June 2011
We had such fun canning dyes.
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!
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
falling leaves blanket
12 of 12 for March 2011
Its at the Nelson Fine arts Center in Johnson City tn part of first friday. Earth Fare is doing the food.
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)
Commission piece entitled “Footprints” in memory of the greyhounds who were not rescued. Done for a woman who rescues them.
in Jamaica, Vermont, in a beautiful handbuilt house
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.
View in the Outdoor Studio
Here is my outdoor setup where I was dyeing And here is the work on the table inside my studio I also moved a lot of wood!!! Excellent weight bearing exercise for my bones
This is the first of the three for Nashville Airport…
all rolled up, composed, pinned and in my bag for vacation sewing! Lots of dyeinghappened this week.