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I love textiles and handmade items. Variety is the spice of life, and what shows more variety than the handiwork of local artisans?!

As a (relatively) recent convert to country living, and live on the edge between missing the everyday conveniences of urban life with the peaceful beauty of the country. Although I love technology, I sometimes wonder if I was born in the wrong century, as I'm drawn to many of the arts and crafts and cultural tidbits from the 1800s. Sometimes, the joy is finding a balance between historical and contemporary ideas or designs.

I love crochet and have recently discovered my passion for sewing, but also enjoy trying new media or skills. Probably due to this broad base of interests and "dabbling" in many things, I like to experiment with integrating various media and skills. It doesn't always work…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 11
  • Joined February 12, 2010

Favorite materials

textiles, yarn, beads, paper, natural or recycled materials

About

I love textiles and handmade items. Variety is the spice of life, and what shows more variety than the handiwork of local artisans?!

As a (relatively) recent convert to country living, and live on the edge between missing the everyday conveniences of urban life with the peaceful beauty of the country. Although I love technology, I sometimes wonder if I was born in the wrong century, as I'm drawn to many of the arts and crafts and cultural tidbits from the 1800s. Sometimes, the joy is finding a balance between historical and contemporary ideas or designs.

I love crochet and have recently discovered my passion for sewing, but also enjoy trying new media or skills. Probably due to this broad base of interests and "dabbling" in many things, I like to experiment with integrating various media and skills. It doesn't always work out well, but it's always fun to try something new and learn a bit along the way.

"Building" a solution for a problem I encounter is often the driving force behind my designs. Whether using fabric, yarn and beads, or more traditional building materials, there's a satisfaction found in designing something that suits a particular need better than anything found in a mass-market warehouse.

It's fun to use, wear or decorate with items that have been hand-crafted ... being able to see the personality of the maker in the item makes it unique and special!

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