Come to the Fine Art of Fiber!

Chicago Botanic Garden

Come to the Fine Art of Fiber and Women's Journeys in Fiber at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Tomorrow's the last day to take advantage of the beautiful scenery at the Garden, and come to see the show.  I have one thing in the main show, a mask in the Women's Journey show, … [Read more...]

WJIF at Anderson Center

View from Anderson Center, Kenosha, Wi

Rick, my husband and I took a drive yesterday up to the Anderson Center in Kenosha Wisconsin to see the the Woman's Journey's exhibit which included Blooming Botanicals: A Fiber Artist's Garden, Purse-n-alities, Robes: Reveal/Conceal, and Footwear: Women's Stories.  The … [Read more...]

Amy Lemaire Bead Class

Amy Lemaire demonstrating techniques

I took a fantastic class in making and using stringers on glass beads.  I found the torches at Lill Street Art Center were running a lot hotter than my home hot head, which resulted in some problems to my production of beads, but, I look forward to using these techniques at … [Read more...]

Lampworked Beads

Set up for glass bead making

I haven't done beads in a very long time, but felt I should brush up on it before taking yet another class at Lill Street Art Center (in Chicago).  So I brought out the glass, the MAPP gas, the hot head, the blue sludge, my special glasses, some mandrels, and I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Fine Art of Fiber

Clarissa, NSNG's raffle doll

This year's Fine Art of Fiber was yet another success.  There were quilts, felted lamps, embroidered textiles, accessories, woven pieces, and much, much more.  I had things for sale in the boutique, and took charge of the raffle for the North Suburban Needlearts Guild. … [Read more...]