Saturday, October 19, 2013

Polish Arts and Crafts

I came across the site, Polish Art Center, and have spent the last hour or so looking at all of the inspiring arts and crafts for sale. Here are some of my favorites:

@))___@))! There's so much to look at. This beautiful page of cut paper art (Wycinanki) included. 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hat Weather

I've been slowly and steadily making things for some upcoming holiday fairs. Two confirmed so far include The Fat Goose Craft Fair in Kingston, and City of Craft  in Toronto. I hope to do at least one more close to home. 

Enjoying cooler weather, and hats again (at least at night) and why shouldn't that include eggs? 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Woven Pictures

The inspiration began with an image of a weaving by Evgeniya Machneva:

American Tapestry Alliance

A sprawling piece in what looks to be a waiting room, or old train car. A little searching led me to her flickr page with more pictures of work and work in progress. 

I'm really drawn to the contrasting colours and simple shapes - in fact I've been saving pictures of weavings on my tumblr for awhile, but the last few days woven images have taken a front seat in my mind. 

(All pictures via Maudstitch)

Also, pictures which I think could translate well into weaving - simple shapes, bright colours:

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