DianeHamillFiberArt

An Adventure in Design

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about several sweaters I was working with and reflected on what the sweaters meant to their previous owners, why they were purchased, or where they might have been worn. I’ve finished one project using the sweaters, so I want to share with you the story of the sweaters …

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Today I started working on a lap blanket made from recycled wool sweaters. I have quite a large collection of sweaters, so I just selected one I liked and pulled several more in colors that I thought would go well together. When I purchase sweaters for blankets, I wash them as soon as I bring …

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Mundane adjective ~ characterized by the practical, and ordinary : commonplace. Repetition….I love the calming peace of doing something over and over again. Once I know a particular stitch, pattern, weave, etc. I find joy in repeating the process. I have literally made hundreds of the same knit dishcloth, knitted dozens and dozens of the same …

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If you are an artist, I am sure you have heard it said that an artist doesn’t create because they want to, they create because they must. I believe this is true and even after a period of down time, or maybe because of a period of down time, I felt compelled to order some …

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My loom has sat bare since the first of the year. There were the holidays….too busy to weave. Then a huge family trip….too busy before and after to weave. Then everything came to a halt with Covid 19. Our lives changed in so many ways it was impossible to take it all in. Some days …

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I love to play with color, so I’m always interested to see the Pantone Color of the Year.  For 2020, the color of the year is “Classic Blue!”  According to their website, traits of Classic Blue include, “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation …

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My mother was of the generation of women that wore headscarves.  You know, like Queen Elizabeth.  The Queen is often photographed with the two accessories she wears most….her purse and/or a headscarf.  The Queen was born in 1926, my mother was born in 1928, so perhaps that accounts for their preference for a headscarf.  For …

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Winter is the perfect time to work with wool, creating warm and cozy blankets.  Even though we are not experiencing many days of freezing cold, it’s cold enough to wish for an afghan or blanket in the evenings.  Perfect weather to curl up with a book or binge watch that show you have been saving. …

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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 …

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  You can see why I titled this blog Ying and Yang!  We recently became the forever family to the Ying and Yang of pugs….Buster and Emma Lou.  We are not the first family to rescue these babies.  Buster and Emma Lou came to us in a very special and unique way. Their first rescuer …

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