Category Archives: Cloth

How to Build a Throne

“The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask” Thomas Kuhn My thanks to Charlene for helping me to see the potential in the bones of the pesky chair project (read more about the beginnings here). She took one … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Journey

And so it was that I continued my studies about “Art and Fear”, looking further into my own story as it unfolded. I set my sights on beginning, but my beginning held in it more undoing than doing because I … Continue reading

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Art and fear

Another interesting book has crossed my path. “Art and fear: Observations on the Perils  (and Rewards) of Art making” by David Bayles and Ted Orland is mostly telling me things I already know, but in a new way. In a … Continue reading

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Moving on

Sewing was my first love and my first baby steps toward authenticity as I chose fabrics and tailored my own clothing. Sewing opened the doors to building my business making custom canvas for boats. That was thirty six years ago. … Continue reading

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Independence Day

At 6:00 AM on Wednesday, July 4th, I caught the ditty bags trying to make a break for freedom. I was on my way to the studio to turn on the heat, and if I had been much later, they would have … Continue reading

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Just Say Yes

In March of 1976, I rented an industrial sewing machine for $36.00 per month. Rental applied toward purchase if I decided to continue and continue I did. This week I am celebrating 36 years of fabricating custom marine canvas. At the time,  … Continue reading

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