Category: Experimentation

31 Jul

The Finished Sashiko Table Runner

I am so thrilled to share the finished hand-stitched table runner I made for the beautiful side table I restored last last year. They look wonderful together. The runner is stitched with a cross-stitch sashiko pattern called Jujizashi. I’d always wanted to try this one but felt intimidated by its seeming complexity. It was so […]

24 Apr

Making Waves in Layers

Over the past few months I’ve been working on experimenting with taking the work in a new direction involving layered pieces of cut paper. I’ve wanted to explore this idea for awhile but couldn’t quite get my head around how, until recently. I’ve been working with Yupo paper for these pieces, starting with the small […]

18 Feb

Pattern Remix with Printing & Cutting

I’ve had the finished paper cut print hanging on my studio wall since I finished it a few weeks ago. I go back and forth as to whether or not I like the end results. I did the piece as a quick experiment (as quick as one can be when printing and cutting a large […]

05 Oct

Paper Cut Heart Translated to Wood

I did my final laser cutting session of the Tool for Women residency at MakerLabs last Friday, and reproduced this lovely heart design as a laser cut from bamboo ply. The original paper cut is below so you can see how well they match. It was probably one of the easier ones for me to […]

26 Sep

Translating Interdimentional Loops From Paper to Wood

In my latest session with the laser cutter at Maker Labs last week I used the time to cut a more complicated design. The piece is based on a drawing I did over the summer (as part of the daily drawings on circles) and spent a considerable amount of time carefully tracing it in illustrator. […]

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