Dark Sharks | Karen Glaser
Pictures of me putting tags on things and packing them in a box aren’t that interesting, so I haven’t been around here much. I’ll be back after this weekend, though.
I’m calling it “Six Islands.” And yes, I know, at this point it looks like I should call it “Tangle of String.” But it will become something someday! I promise! (Along the lines of this piece, and about the same size.) I’d really like to get it finished by December for a local art show I’m doing.
For scale, that’s a square of stretcher bars 24 inches on each side, making the “holes” that now exist in the middle, which may or may not continue to exist, about hand-sized.
Study for “Six Islands,” an upcoming piece. Crochet cotton and cotton twine, about 10” long.
Finally, it’s scarf season! There’ll be a number of new scarves in my Etsy shop soon, and all scarves are now $40 or less! Stay tuned for more updates.
Soft, lovely earth tones on the loom, in a wool yarn with a really nice feel to it.
Starting a new project. Nails in a frame of stretcher bars to form an impromptu loom, then wound around with fine yarn- in this case, an old slubbed cotton that I got from the odds and ends shelf of a little shop in Vermont, which came from a now-defunct mill.
The end product will be nowhere near so regular a pattern, of course.
Today at my desk: pinning lace to the hem of a party dress, made from one of my husband’s old shirts, for my sister’s doll.
I realize now that I didn’t write anything here in September, and for that I am sorry. It was a long month, full of moving tasks and getting to know the new house- did I mention that we moved? But we’re settled in now, of a sort, and I’m starting to get my creative flow back in this new space. It’s exciting and illuminating to rediscover the supplies I’ve hoarded up as I unpack them, but also…
Finally figured out a good setup for warping my little loom in the new house! Working on a scarf in a marvelous yarn that’s a blend of reds and blues.
Before and after soaking off the water-soluble stabilizer paper. As you can see from the little white spots in the second picture, I need to give it a second go- there were some persistent little bits in there.
A bonus: someone tries to interrupt my photography session.