Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Little Taste

Over this week I"ll be posting a few glimpses of my new work for the Studio Tour. You can see my last post for full details about that event.

This piece is called Twist. It's part of the Full Cast show at the SAS Gallery. This show isn't fully up yet...hope the curator's OK. It seems to be a season of too much to do and not enough time to do it in, a feeling of flood, of being caught up in powerful waters beyond our control. Nevertheless I managed to get a quick snap. The darling little rock that is dangling at the top of the frame is from another piece sitting on the shelf above awaiting placement. I like this pairing, casual as it is, because the colors and textures of the handspun yarns in the wrap spring from rock, bark, trunk and lichen. The  little rock hangs suspended so that we don't forget our Gaia, prime mover.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

December 3-4, 2011 CAST/TACA Studio Tour

 It's only a week till the Studio Tour! What a quick year that was. Last year I opened my studio to visitors on the CAST/TACA Studio Tour in Sewanee along with Sharon Bandy and Jan Quarles and a good time was had by all. This year I'm going to be flying solo because my studio is so tiny and I have more work to display. Jan will be there to assist, but won't be showing this year, mainly because she put all her available time and energy into launching Fiber in the Boro (and what a great show that was!). Sharon will have her own fabulous space at St. Andrews Sewanee. BTW, Sharon has started weaving and she is a natural, so please go check out her stuff...nice! Such edges! But I digress.

This year the Studio Tour is on the weekend of December 3 and 4. You can find a printable brochure complete with map of Sewanee showing all the lovely studios here. It includes all the artists on the tour from Sewanee to Monteagle and inbetween. Also, don't miss the Full CAST Show at the St Andrews Sewanee School Gallery.
Lattice Felted Scarf
Felted Knit Saddlebag
If you come to my studio you will find an array of fine wearables and accessories, mostly knitted from handspun yarns, some felted. There will be scarves, wraps, cowl, cuffs, fingerless gloves, bags (large and small) and jackets. There will also be some handdyed sock yarn, both my AuNaturel semi solids and some multicolored handpaints.

Also, Studio Tour is always on the same weekend as Sewanee's Festival of Lessons and Carols. This immensely popular event takes place in All Saints Chapel in the quad of the University of the South. They festoon this gothic hall of stonework and stained glass with evergreens and candles and then fill the air with song and pipe organ music. So there is much to see and do on the mountain Studio Tour weekend.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Weekend Savings

Fern Spiral Socks
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! There is certainly so much to be thankful for. Life is good!

To show my thanks I am offering 25% off all my patterns in on Ravelry and all items in my Etsy Store today (Friday, November 25, 2011) through Sunday (November 27, 2011).

Ravelry patterns will be automatically discounted 25% at checkout. Just put the pattern in your cart to see the savings.

Etsy: please use Coupon Code BLKFR25 at checkout to redeem 25% off everything. Sale ends Sunday midnight.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Party 4 Paws

Party 4 Paws is tomorrow evening and we are all bustling about in preparation. This is Franklin County Humane Society's annual Fall Fundraiser and it's a good party! 6:00 - 8:30 PM, Saturday, November 19 at the Sewanee Inn in Sewanee, TN. Ticket price of $30 entitles you to swing up to a full bar, enjoy a fabulous buffet from the finest local restaurants,  and bid on the best silent auction we've had yet to date. There are some really fabulous items in that auction this year, such as a weekend at Three Oaks Guest House, a massage, a tarot reading, pottery and fiber art items from well-known local artisans, an auto winterization from Sewanee Auto, a cat spay or neuter, and lots of lovely Christmas items, and much much more. This year I started thinking of stuff I would want to bid on (the massage in particular, but many of the other items as well) and started asking around for these donations. Other members have been creative in their quest for auction items as well, and I am so happy to say that folks from our county and beyond have been particularly generous this year. Thanks, thanks, thanks to everyone who has helped to support FCHS and Animal Harbor!!! See you there!