Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Artist Interview : Sara Aires

It's time for the next  Artist Interview - please welcome Sara - owner of Saraires,  a beautiful shop on Etsy. I was instantly drawn to her intricate organic freeform designs and brave use of colour.
To me, her work stands for what fiber art is about - tactile, evocative pieces created with great attention to detail, with love for the medium.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

A Giant Step...

Ha! I've taken a giant step yesterday and visited my local knitting group with a friend - I've always admired the amazig work you can find on Ravelry and other sites, the Pinterest abundance of fantastic knit-art-magic, and felt jealous :-)
It was great - really enjoyed it, and felt good about the generous helpful response to the newbies! So now I'm practising - please welcome my first knitted piece ever :-)
I just love the sock yarn - the colour changes make it look more intricate then it actually is. I'm a fan already!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Autumn time

It's been a bit quiet here recently - only because suddenly autumn arrived, but not with its full chill and cold winds, just with lovely weak sunshine - the kind that still allows for sitting outside with a book or a bit of sketching or crochet. In short, it is ideal for getting up to speed, start thinking abou the holidays, plan, and Make :-)
First of all I went back to my gorgeous Estonian wool - and to my amazement, it works seamlessly with the beautiful Shetland wool - I'm really pleased with using the two together, just my kind of colours!

Secondly, I have been updating the Akkord Collective Shop on Etsy, adding new pieces from Andrea, tidying the place a bit, having a wee bit of SALE, and decided to place ads on blogs I personally like - the gorgeous One Sheepish Girl, and the fantastic Bugs and Fishes -- I'm really excited about these!

Thirdly - I've been thinking up a long distance project - a bit of local exploration - more about it later :-)