A random draw for a chance to purchase Speaking to the Heart Handwoven Art Yardage begins now and will close on Saturday August 3rd. This piece is 4m in length and was woven by me here at my home-studio in New Mexico on a warp of Organic Cotton-Linen and a weft of raw silk.
Dreams in forms. Traversing the desert both on foot, and in my mind. Bare earth bisected, following ancient trails, rivers of stone.
Meditations on the mind. Woven in sandalwood and black walnut .
First boletes of the year!!!! Oh happy day!!! 🌲 I am also loving my new Earthstar top, printed with my photographs of Earthstar mushrooms from New Mexico 🌲 The shirt, along with others are available in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/Newtribetextiles
I’m exploring ways to construct forms to mirror my inner landscape. How to my thoughts translate into color? What would it look like to build my brain out of string?
Every day I try to be more true to who I am and what I believe in. It’s been since the very beginning of my fiber art journey that I’ve felt the desire to steer away from ‘commercial ‘ dyes, and focus on natural dyes. So, it has felt really good to finally make the decision to migrate towards using only natural dyes. I’ve committed myself to not buying any more commercial dyes as mine are used up. (Which will probably be years still, as they are very efficient and only use a little each time) i am so excited for a lifetime of alchemy in the world of natural dyeing.
These are the beginnings of another piece that will be up for sale. It will be naturally dyed raw silk on organic cotton-linen.
Making one Ethereal Scarf in between pieces. 🌸 (It will be available for sale)
Ive been wanting to share a little more about what is going on in the landscapes of my mind while I work, but it is not usually a very easy thing for me to do. The question of what it means to be human is something that I have silently turned over within myself since I can remember. It always seems that questioning begets more questions, that lead ever deeper into the unknowable. What is the human drive to create? For me it is the very core of being, it is what I feel makes me human and connects me with the essence of life itself. Again, when I ask myself why, I am left with more questions than answers.
To fill my mind as my hands work I listen to a LOT of podcasts. On Being with Krista Tippett is one that I have been loving, and really enjoying the contemplation it evokes. It is filled with beautiful dialogues with brilliant people in all fields of life having conversations about what it means to be human. I highly recommend it (I like the unedited interviews) https://onbeing.org/programs/jericho-brown-small-truths-and-other-surprises/
Oh yes. And the adornment is hand formed merino with free form knot-work and 21 raw rubies. (For all us July babies).
This is a custom work, woven on a warp of organic cotton-linen, with a weft of raw silk. (woven in may 2019)
Five Steps Down, which is a line from a song by the Indigo Girls (the Mississippi’s mighty, but it starts in Minnesota, at a place that you could walk across with five steps down). A reminder of where the river starts and what it becomes.