Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


the catalogne

quebec textile tradition of bed spreads / carpets/ woven from strips of recycled fabric, cotton warp

French Canadian

3 million immigrants came to Canada between 1896 and 1914.  for many, easily portable textiles were the only reminders they would bring with them from home.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ash and Rose

I am back at my town studio and it is wonderful.
Full of wool blankets, wool threads and the energy of sunlight.

Ash and Rose is on the design wall.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

the path

We have to do what we have to do.
Responding with joy is the path.
The joy counts.  Nothing else does.
Know your own response to your own work and to the work of others.
To recall in one's own mind past concrete experience is not circling.  It is the path.
Experiences recalled are generaly more satisfying and enlightening than the original experience.
It is in fact the only way to know one's response.
The straight forward path is extremely hard to maintain.
Only joyful discoveries count.
If you are not making them then you are not moving.

Agnes Martin

Monday, September 10, 2018

some things that are broken can be repaired while others cannot


It is not always within our power to fix things.
Ask.  What do I need to do to make it OK?
Even a good repair leaves a scar.
The time taken to stitch these small repairs
gives occasion to reflect on the damage and the process of mending.

Katy Bevan - about Celia Pym's work in exhibition What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK 

Friday, September 7, 2018


There's a blaze of light
in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
the holy
or the broken

Leonard Cohen