Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Herb class listing

Greetings! I have just added herb classes onto our website for the first quarter of 2008. Go to to see. Click on the education link. I will give a class on Herbs for the Winter Blues, Introduction to Herbalism, Spring Cleaning Naturally and you can find information on the 6-month Herb Study Program that starts in April.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Mists of Avalon

This is a 12" block I made to reflect the book, "The Mists of Avalon." "Mists" is one of my all-time favorite books. The burgundy fabric was stamped with Lumiere paint. I then applied phototransferred images to represent Morgaine, Morgause, Igraine, Guinevere and the Vivien. Then, I added a gold vine trim to connect all the women. Crystals, pearls, petal sequins and bead caps were added for embellishment. The moon was appliqued with satin stitch. The mists are made with crinkled silk/metal fabric and organza. The swan button was sewn on, as was the goddess charm. The gold and pearl trim was purchased from Flights of Fancy. On the border, I stamped more images onto a plum taffeta and fused them onto a strip of fabric that had been stamped as well. Rose montees were sewn to the centers. Copper spirals were added to the border. A celtic knot was quilted onto the dupioni silk in the upper left. I bound the edges with a French wired ribbon.