Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Regular visitors Priscilla and Beth were here for a work day in the studio. Jacket Master Priscilla worked on two new creations. The first one is her wonderful "cow" design, shown here on the back and sleeves. She has searched far and wide for appropriate fabrics and will truly have a unique never-matched art piece.
The second "in progress" jacket has a textured black background with wonderful crab and lobster molas for accent on the front panels. There is some suggestion that this was to be the threatened orange jacket -- that just happened to morph into black. Maybe not true... !!
Beth is a master dyer and has recently extended her range of skills by adding the marbeling techniques learned in a recent class from Elin Nobel. She brought some samples of her most recent work on black fabric. We are very impressed!!
Our pear crop is assembled on the tables to ripen. We have two mature pear trees planted by Marcia's Dad 40 years ago. They usually produce bi-annually, and this multi-bushel harvest is a sure sign of an "on" cycle year!