Thursday, October 18, 2007
The Leaves are Falling...
...and I'm headed south. Farther south than I've ever been in my life as it turns out - to Austin, Texas for Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Maker Faire. It promises to be a blast - Jenny Hart will be there, and the makers of the film Handmade Nation, and Sabrina Gschwandtner from Knit Knit and really, the absolutely coolest crew of sewers and designers. As I am still in my brace and somewhat medicated I think I will just float around and try and be helpful, and check out the rest of Maker Faire as much as possible.
And since I feel so guilty about posting without any pictures, here's a bit more from the vaults. My dream is to sew again one day (and I will!) But in the meantime here's "Falling Leaf", a piece that I consider a collaboration with the unknown Japanese artist who pieced together the indigo rags to make a serviceable wrapping cloth for moving furniture. I embroidered the maple leaves (a touch of Canadiana) and pieced the "Wild Goose" border.