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I am a graphic artist who also loves to create handmade items in my spare time. I can never sit idle in the evenings and especially like to work with fabric. I have been creating velvet cats for a number of years. The 'dreaming cat' pattern is original and has evolved through the years. With such gorgeous silk velvets to work with, I just keep looking forward to each next cat. I especially enjoy custom orders.

In recent years I have been learning the process of dyeing velvet to obtain desired colors. I use some Procion dyes as well as many natural dyes obtained from my own yard. I think it is the unexpected results of dyeing experiments that I enjoy most. I also paint the velvet with dye. It's a bit more complicated but I believe most results warrant the extra time and effort.

I also love working with wire and glass beads. Little sun catching chandeliers called…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 18
  • Joined February 6, 2009

Favorite materials

Silk, velvet, linen, cotton, paper, stone

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Sunshower Chandeliers and Velvet Cats

About

I am a graphic artist who also loves to create handmade items in my spare time. I can never sit idle in the evenings and especially like to work with fabric. I have been creating velvet cats for a number of years. The 'dreaming cat' pattern is original and has evolved through the years. With such gorgeous silk velvets to work with, I just keep looking forward to each next cat. I especially enjoy custom orders.

In recent years I have been learning the process of dyeing velvet to obtain desired colors. I use some Procion dyes as well as many natural dyes obtained from my own yard. I think it is the unexpected results of dyeing experiments that I enjoy most. I also paint the velvet with dye. It's a bit more complicated but I believe most results warrant the extra time and effort.

I also love working with wire and glass beads. Little sun catching chandeliers called "Sunshowers" are designed and constructed when the inspiration pushes other projects to the side.

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