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mad Madison September 26, 2016

Posted by ionagiddings in Research, Sewing, Weaving.
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I took a vacation to Wisconsin this weekend and got some great inspiration. We mostly walked around the Willy Street area and drank tasty beers, but in between pubs I managed to take in some culture as well…

The best place i stopped in was a little re-sale and antiques store that also sells stuff from local artisans.

I can’t remember it’s name and it isn’t on google maps… just trust me, it was good.

But so I’m inspired to create cute things.

Maybe like more of these?

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we’ll see!

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it September 17, 2016

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In two weeks some exciting things are happening: on Friday September 30th I’m gonna be a the Dixboro Artisan Market selling my stuff.
 
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Towels, washcloths and cloth napkins display 2016

AND on Saturday October 1st (the very next day) I’m gonna have a zine and a tapestry-thing in the Zine Show in Ypsi!
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I’m gonna post more things when they get closer but I’m just so pumped for the fall and all the things coming up!
Alright, back to the studio.

Shooting stars September 16, 2016

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embroidering fun:

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I’m thinking it might be a pot holder. It’s gonna be cute.

a regular Carmen Sandiego September 15, 2016

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Look! All the blue places had people looking at my Etsy site this month!

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Internet is cool.

and big.

playing card towels? September 11, 2016

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some stuff!

talk about the weather September 9, 2016

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It’s been a hot week here in the woven good studio.

I mean literally so hot that I’ve been weaving in front of three fans.

So hot that I couldn’t finish my ironing for three days.

But I’m finishing my current commissioned towels and thinking about the future.

black-and-white

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Next I think I’ll be working on a piece for an art show. Like, a wall hanging. weird.

red and white is different than white and red September 5, 2016

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Last of three warps for commissioned towels:IMAG1455

I’m calling this one the red queen tea towels

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t.v. and wash cloths September 4, 2016

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Just a relaxing Sunday night:

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finishing washcloths.

 

Practice makes perfect September 3, 2016

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Just making a mock-up of my display for upcoming fairs!

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and one close-up

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still have to add prices, business cards, and signage, but, progress!

Work-Space September 3, 2016

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I just re-arranged things in my non-weaving work space. I spend about a third of my creative time using my serger and sewing machine and ironing so why not make it an appealing place to work?

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You can see the pile of black and white towels waiting to be serged in front of the serger.

CIG_IMG010And washcloths already ironed and pinned, waiting to be hemmed

Not sure what I’m doing with this washcloth, trying out some embroidery, might turn it into a pot-holder, we’ll see…

 

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Next up: What’s on the loom!