Here are the latest bags. These top two travel bags are made from a beautiful silk ikat handwoven in Thailand. The flap fastens with a tassel loop around a vintage button. That ikat is a gorgeous deep maroon, which is hard to photograph. See the purses for sale page for more photos and details.
I've been doing just a little bit of knitting lately. (Making purses seems to be taking most of my time.) Here are the socks I've finished in the last couple of months.
First are Victory Socks from the Wendy Johnson book. They are made of Malabrigo sock yarn in 850 Archangel.
These socks are also Malabrigo sock, 870 Candombe. These are knit referencing a pattern I found on knitty.com. It's called Spring Forward, by Linda Welch. The pattern is written for a cuff-down sock. I made these toe up using a generic sock pattern, then used the chart for the design (upside down) from the Linda Welch pattern. I love these socks! The pattern is simple and quick.
So right away, I had to make another pair, this time using 859 Primavera. I might make another pair before I get out of the mood. This pattern is quick and fun.
The High Fiber Diet exhibit Rhythm & Hues is on view until January 6, 2013 at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum in Tillamook, Oregon. Here are a few photos from the opening on November 6. The wonderful horse above is by Christina Brown.
Quilts by Gerrie Congdon and Kimberly Connelly.
Quilts by Christina Brown, Bonnie Bucknam, and a felted wrap by Marja Paris.
Quilts by Diane Born, Kimberly Connelly, Shirley MacGregor and Mary Arnold.
I just ran across this promotional video for Patchwork Design 2013 in Brazil. My quilt Fracture was used for some of the 2012 show promotional materials. I knew that the poster for the show was on buses in Rio de Janiero. But in this video, they also show the advertisements in the subway! I also noticed that my quilt Reflection is being used as the backdrop for some of the Sao Paulo Patchwork Design 2013 promotion. Pretty cool!
Clark County Quilters General Meeting
December 13, 2012, 7 pm
Free for CCQ members, Visitors $5
Vancouver Church of Christ
9019 NE 86th Street
Bonnie Bucknam will be the featured speaker at the December meeting of the Clark County Quilters. Bonnie's quilts have won national and international recognition, including Quilt National 2011 Best of Show. Her quilts are abstract interpretations of the natural world. Her lecture, Sticks and Stones, takes you through the design and construction processes used in her latest two series of works. You'll see her evolution as an artist and follow her creative process through the step-by-step construction of some of her recent quilts.
More information about Bonnie and her work may be found on her website or her blog.
Here is one of my favorite finds in London: Allsaints Spitalfields on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. This marvelous clothing store was filled with antique sewing machines and old mill equipment. What fun!
Here are a few more shots from the Notting Hill flea market.