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My grandmother began teaching me sumie painting when I was 3 years old. And my mother started teaching me to crochet at about six. I always have to be making something... some form of creative foraging.
Years ago I started pulling apart sweaters for their precious cashmere and felting any natural fiber i could find. Each piece evolves on its own. The hats have a mind of their own (ha ha), and the felted pieces come from their flaws
The first scarf I made was for a dear friend who gave me his favorite (moth eaten) cashmere sweater. After abusing the sweater with scalding water to felt it. Then it was about deconstructing it so that nothing went to waist. All the flaws were what made it special so I emphasized them by using thread that would stand out. The patches created a painting of all the places the moths had loved his sweater. It brings me such joy to give new life to something…

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  • Born on June 2
  • Joined August 12, 2008

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natural fiber, thrift store finds, indian ink, oil based etching ink, life

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My grandmother began teaching me sumie painting when I was 3 years old. And my mother started teaching me to crochet at about six. I always have to be making something... some form of creative foraging.
Years ago I started pulling apart sweaters for their precious cashmere and felting any natural fiber i could find. Each piece evolves on its own. The hats have a mind of their own (ha ha), and the felted pieces come from their flaws
The first scarf I made was for a dear friend who gave me his favorite (moth eaten) cashmere sweater. After abusing the sweater with scalding water to felt it. Then it was about deconstructing it so that nothing went to waist. All the flaws were what made it special so I emphasized them by using thread that would stand out. The patches created a painting of all the places the moths had loved his sweater. It brings me such joy to give new life to something that would be tossed into the bin .

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