"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
~George Moore

Friday, April 29, 2011

Paper Making with Inclusions

In class there were three seperate vats with different types of inclusions we could choose from: natural material, denim, and multi-colored threads.

Natural Material


Multi-colored Threads

After Class I was given the opportunity to make some additional paper because I helped in the process of cutting the inclusions for the vats. Wendy an upper level papermaking student joined me.

Combination of the Denim and Multi-colored threads


Wendy Boiled down some birch bark and added it into the natural material vat. Here is a piece of her paper that she gave me in return for helping her.

2D Photo Weaving Project

The objective of the project was to find a way to combine two photos and make them work together. The challenge was that we we're not aloud to simply pick out photos, we had to blind draw them. I received a picture of a man looking off a balcony with binoculars and a first communion photo. Slightly creepy yet intriguing results.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Single and Double plies

283 Yards of Maroon and Beige- Single Ply

43 Yard sample of Beige- Double Ply

Meet Herman the Airplant

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paper Making 101

In my 2D class we are learning to make paper. First we practiced by making a plain sheet, then we were given our requirements for the project. We must make a portfolio that contains at least five sheets, not including the plain one, and the portfolio itself is a double size sheet of paper that will hold the other sheets. The sheets were to include a patterned piece, an all over surface treatment piece, a piece with geometric shapes, a piece with line work, and a piece with natural materials. All of which are pictured except the natural materials and the double size portfolio sheet, both of which are still drying.


Overall Surface Treatment
Geometric Shapes
Line Work Backside
Plain Sheet

2D Branch Pattern Project

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

More Spinning!!!!

mint and teal

purple and mint

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Jacket

I finished my jacket just in time for the warm spring weather!

Wonderful Wednesday out at Sweet Home Spun

Lamb Update! There are now 8 lambs; 2 male, 6 female.

They are getting hard to keep track of now but here are some snapshots...

I carded a lot of wool last night and am ready to spin!!