Monday, December 10, 2012


Leaf Rug, 2012
Wool strips and wool yarn on linen, 14" x 14"

This is a pillow top made during the Deanne Fitzpatrick course.  Now.... to put the pillow together.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Night Rug

Winter Night Mat, 2012
Wool strips on linen backing, 10" x 9"
Private collection

I'm enrolled in Deanne Fitzpatrick's new online course, "Getting Wild with Style". This piece was created with a Van Gogh influence and my fascination with vast expanses and "big" skies. I love the color of snow on a moonlit night.  I might be standing in the darkened room in the farmhouse looking out the window.
The wool for the snow was dyed in a roll.  I sandwiched together different colors of wool, rolled them like a jelly roll, and tied it with string.  I put the roll in water in the dye pot with soap, put it on the stove, and let the colors bleed out of the pieces.  After a while, I added vinegar and the color reabsorbed.  I like the result, but I can't replicate it.