Studio Arts Student Work

LOVE camp 2011

Self Portraits as a Butterfly

Felted heart purse

Kindergarten Flower Studies

Heart Felt

Watercolor Wonder



The Chippewa name for Goldenrod is gizisomukiki, meaning "sun medicine", as it holds a multitude of healing properties.  I recently returned from Allegheny, PA with a bundle.
Merino, cotton twine, wool skein, mohair
Cats like to help out when it comes to balls of string
Mordant of Alum & Cream of Tartar: helpful ingredients to your magick potion
Separated flowers from stems
Wool in mordant: bring to slow boil, let simmer for 2-3 hrs, cool overnight
Goldenrod is covered in water, brought to boil for 2-3 hrs, let cool overnight
The dye-bath is ready! Yields a dark brown tea color.
Should result in a golden yellow with the Alum mordant...


Sun Medicine, drying in the sun


Gathered these Sumac berries on a hike yesterday. 
They soaked in water over night, then boiled for 1hr.



This weekend at Oil & Cotton  ((sign up online)) 
$65 all materials provided
Sunday, August 14, 11-2pm

Shibori is a ancient Japanese technique for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Students will use thread to stitch a resist pattern in a silk scarf. Experience the magic of an all natural indigo dye vat to color the silk scarf.


Wonderful Work!

Last weekends' felt tote workshop @ We Are 1976 was so much fun! 

It was a small class...with big ideas!
Kristi's design reminds me of an animal hide...
Kristen separates wool to embellish her bird bag...
freshly felted...
Kristi's BEAUTIFUL almost finished felt & leather tote...feels southwestern
Kristen's FABULOUS clutch!...in the likeness of her bird, Rutter...

Thank you ladies for your wonderful work!


felt tote workshop

Join me Saturday, August 14th for a Felted Totebag Workshop @ We Are 1976.
Start with soft merino wool roving, and end with a pair of fun and beautiful totebag.  Learn
a quick DIY process for flat felting, using materials found easily at home, then stitch your
handmade textile into functional bag.
DATE: Saturday, August 14th, 11am to 1pm
Workshop Costs:
$65 (and includes all materials)
because limited space available (8 students)
214-821-1976 or workshop@weare1976.com


Pool Side Camp Craft

Camp Craft @ The Belmont Hotel:
This weekend we set up camp at the lovely Belmont Pool and taught some lovely people how to make our favorite summer camp crafts; Dream Catchers, Ojos de Dios, lanyards, & leather tooling.