I am very grateful for everyone who enjoys my art. Some supporters read this blog, some follow me on Facebook or Instagram, others check my Etsy store….all are appreciated! When anyone actually makes a purchase of my creations, it is an affirmation of what I work hard to create. Everyone needs to feel they have purpose and meaning in life and fiber art is one of the ways I work at finding that sweet place of contentment.
A dear friend and longtime supporter of my work recently ordered several cashmere throws as Christmas gifts for family members. Here are the results…..I hope she and her family have a cozy, cashmere Christmas!!
I also feel that it is important to conserve our resources. I’m not always good at resisting the urge to purchase “stuff,” but I’m trying! My parents were both born at the beginning of the Great Depression and consequently, they were extremely financially conservative. They were raised with the motto, “Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, Or Do Without!” This is part of the reason I find creating art from recycled cashmere so satisfying. Also, my mother would find it extremely funny if she knew how much I love to find a bargain at a resale shop!
All of my cashmere creations including scarves, baby blankets and throws are made from 100% cashmere sweaters. I’ve purchased them from resale shops, Goodwill and Salvation Army stores, or they have been given to me. I’ve created custom designs from sweaters that belonged to a beloved family member. Some blankets have a theme, others are color combinations I love. These knits are wonderful to work with. There is nothing quite as soft and cozy as cashmere!