I'm very excited to be putting the final touches on a project that I've been wanting to make and working on for a while. These beautiful botanically dyed, hand woven linen squares. Multi purpose. Use them to dry your face after cleansing, hang them somewhere that needs something pretty, use them to place a vase of pretty flowers, or maybe on your altar as a mat for your crystals (if you're into that sort of thing). Or maybe use it for when you have a cup of tea or coffee to make it just a little more special. The intention behind these is I wanted to make something that makes the user feel that it's ok to take a moment for yourself or to have something just for you! I'm also always looking for ways to make my work more accessible...I know that commissioning a wall hanging just isn't in everyone's budget.
Every step of these has been carefully considered. From the sourcing of the beautiful French linen thread, to how I dyed the linen. No square will be exactly like...only the size will be the same (12" x 12"). Some will have touches of silk, some will have organic cotton, others just pure linen.
I'm so excited about these. They will be $40 Canadian and will be available soon through my website and possibly through some local retailers here in Vancouver (although I'm not against making them available elsewhere).
If you're interested in one before they're listed, get in touch using the contact page.
I love these series of photos by my friend and studio mate Amanda from Forage and Bloom. It captures me in action, talking about what I'm making but also saying that I don't know how to act when my picture is being taken (can you relate?)
I've been very focused in the studio lately, weaving some rugs. At first I thought that they were samples of something that I would like to produce but then it's become much more than that. It's sort of become about weaving something for myself. Something that really wanted to be made. I had no explanation for it, just that it starting to come together quite easily, from the sourcing of the yarn, the dyeing of it, the design of the rug and now the weaving. It's still on my loom and I'll be working on it today. The end result will be a 2' x 3' rug. I intend to sit on it when I meditate. I've woven it mostly flat with one square really textured...for me to sit on. It was an intuitive design.
I know what this sounds like, very woo woo. But I am ok with that.