"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Large handwoven rag rug available for purchase

This rug is 6' long and 49.5" wide. It is woven in shades of green, brown and gray. It is made from repurposing cotton clothing. 40% of the purchase price will be used to buy food for homeless northern BC teens. It is 180.00 Canadian dollars plus actual shipping costs.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Large rag rug available for purchase

This is one of two rag rugs that I have woven and both are available for purchase. The second rug I will be showing in my next post. Both are made from repurposing cotton fabric. This rug is 67.5" long and 49.5" wide. It is woven in shades of various blues, brown, creme, gray and taupe. The price is 180.00 Canadian dollars plus actual shipping costs. Forty percent of the purchase price will be used to buy food for homeless northern BC teens.

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Cutting a quill pen

I used an eagle and a raven flight feather and an eagle tail feather collected on the island. I tempered the feathers first by soaking them in water overnight and than immersing them into hot sand I heated in the oven. I began with the eagle tail feather and I used a small sharp knife to make the cuts. Admittedly my knife skills are very poor so I used embroidery scissors to cut the basic shape and than I used the knife for finishing. Even then I shaved off tiny pieces at a time and admittedly I was very awkward at it. Still I managed to cut something that was workable enough that I could print with it. As I did it made a tiny scratching sound like mouse nails on a window pane. With as much effort as a child learning to print I wrote down a grocery list. Each letter more or less requiring a dip into ink. Did I expect the swiftness of a ball point pen? The shaft on the raven feather was the smallest and I found it difficult to hold comfortably. The eagle flight feather which I cut last is my favourite and I finished my list with it.
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