Friday, May 14, 2010

Cookie's Shawl

I had a delightful, fiber filled day yesterday. My students from the "best friends" workshops, and I, met at the Quilt Visions Gallery in Liberty Station. Liberty Station was a huge Naval Training Station, dedicated in 1923, that today is being revived with unique and interesting art related shops and organizations , restaurants, and lovely areas to stroll and enjoy our great weather. The quilts in the gallery are well worth a visit. Best of all there are shopping opportunities. In the gallery gift shop, Quilt Visions members sell such things as hand dyed silk hankie and gauze, both perfect for nuno felting. Needless to say we all bought some of these goodies to add to our felting stash.

On my way home I stopped into The Shepherdess, a wonderful bead and fiber shop, to pick up some findings for earrings I'm making. Cookie , as you can see, took one look at the Sevilla Nuno Felt Shawl I was wearing, and bought it on the spot. Good taste, Cookie, and don't you look terrific wearing it. The interesting side mark is that Cookie's family come from Sevilla, Spain, the inspiration and namesake for the shawl. Coincidence? I don't think so.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Paras News

Here is a tip for locals. I have lived in San Diego for the past 10 years, but only discovered the best magazine store in the city, yesterday. In the North Park area, corner of 30th and University is Paras News. What a store! The racks of magazines go on forever. The section pictured below confirms that they might just have every, sewing, knitting, crochet, beading, and fiber related magazine published. As you can see the selection is huge.

I picked up the latest FiberArts mag, a favorite publication of mine.

Ever the foodie....I recommend you enjoy the great Mexican food at Ranchos,
directly across the street from Paras News, before you browse the magazines.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

More Gauze Shawls

I seem to have found my present niche........nuno felt shawls.
I love making them and I enjoy wearing them.
Big and colorful, yet light in weight. Perfect for summer!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spring Talmadge Show

My husband and I have been doing the Talmadge Art Show, twice a year, for the past five years. This time instead of individual displays we decided to mix it up. With our felt and leather pieces complimenting one another, we created our own little wearable art boutique!

You can click on the picture below, for a closer look.
This was the debut show for my new gauze shawls. It was wonderful to see people wearing and draping them in so many creative ways.
I think Susan looks smashing in this shawl with the big medallions.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Parque de Maria Luisa

As promised, more pictures of Spain. In Sevilla we enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the Parque de Maria Luisa. I found these gardens to be elegant in a wonderfully understated way. If I lived in Sevilla I know I would return often to this tranquil spot.