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As a member of the Studio Collection – a group of local women artists representing the wide range of exceptional craft work with original gifts for family and friends – I want to thank all of you who supported and purchased from our members during 2020s first-time virtual show!
Hoping to be in-person, and likely a combo of live and virtual in 2021, we are working towards the 27th annual sale to be held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 20th. To keep tabs on all of us via email newsletters or through our postcard mailing list, be sure to visit the Studio Collection website and fill in the contact form. We are working hard through the year to be ready for you!
My re-energized* fiber art of basketry, sewn mats, nature-dyed and hand-embellished silk scarves, notecards, and handmade paper wall pieces are shown below. My soft-sculpture Women Warriors and SnipPets© like to be felt and held and squeezed and fondled to be fully appreciated… can’t put them into your hands virtually, but you can now see a bit of them…
*re-energized = most of the materials I use are items that would typically be discarded or trashed. I give them new life and pass on that energy to you!
For all sales I accept:
- most major credit cards via Square: email or call 513 – 515 – 1095 and leave a message with your phone number and the item/s you want – I will respond as quickly as possible and take care of your charge over the phone.
- personal checks: let me know what item/s you are wanting and I will put a hold on it/them until the check arrives.
- If you live near Harrison, OH, and would like to do a physical exchange of art/$$, just let me know!
FYI: Tax is included in the item price.
Postage and Packaging (minimum $5) will be based on your order and determined at the time of sale. All packages are shipped via USPS (unless otherwise requested) via First Class or Priority, depending on weight and timing needed. A notice with a tracking number will be emailed after the shipping label has been created. USPS offers free insurance (up to $100/Priority) – additional insurance is available upon request and cost is the responsibility of the buyer.
All $$ listed are in USD.
If what you see for sale is not quite what you would really like, feel free to contact me and see what I can do about it!
I enjoy meeting the folks who adopt my work and more often remember faces than names. Please consider leaving me a message and saying a bit about yourself when you purchase an item!
Below is a selection of the various art forms available; click a link to go to a specific technique/section or just scroll through the whole shebang!
ITEMS FOR SALE BY TECHNIQUE
Nature-Dyed Silk Scarves
Down To Earth: Bogolanfini Modified (Mudcloth)
2016, JAD Press, 26 pages of a ‘workshop in a book’, 15 color photos of authentic bogolanfini and the author’s own work, classroom lesson plan chapter, resources and more, designed to be in a horizontal soft clamshell binding for ease of use. Electronic pdf file only at this time; includes personalization. Please allow up to 5 days for your copy to be processed. $25
Garlic Baskets – ideal for keeping garlic close at hand in the kitchen, a small potted plant or a fairy house; designed to hang on a wall; approx. 15-17” x 4-5” diameter; rattan reed; hanger and wrap could be raffia or reed; All are very similar – no two identical. Currently all sold — more being made shortly. $20 each
SnipPets© and Women Warriors:
Some of my most fun and creative creatures, these lovelies are really hard to photograph for you to see them in their entire wonderfulness. Videos will have to suffice until I can get them into your hands!
Pocket protector, talisman, worry doll,…these little loves can go by a lot of different names. SnipPets came about as I was using all the snippets of cloth salvaged from the late Pat Statzer’s quilting scraps.
To show as much as possible of these cuties, there is a video for each one. All are made from miscellaneous fabric scraps, fibers, threads, yarns, buttons (some from my grandmother’s tin), plus bits and bobs of life, and stuffed with polyester filling (squishiest) or bits of cloth (firmer squish). They all are squeezable and feel good in my hand – hoping they feel good in your hands, too. Various sizes (as listed). Some have been embroidered. All have been made with care and love.
From Carolyn: “I really like how the SnipPets© have evolved; they are whimsical and endearing!”
Not sold as a toy for under 3 years of age. If that is what you are looking for, let me know and I will custom-tailor one for you.
Each SnipPet©: $15.
[Kindly disregard the sounds you might hear – turntable/recording noises!]
Women Warriors : Feminine Fetishes for Turbulent Times
There’s a lot of backstory to the Women Warriors. First, the original name included No-Waste as I am determined to use everything I possibly can to keep our landfill filling to a minimum. The shape is based on a candle form as it was the image that came from a Gloria Steinem quote regarding passing on her light. The warrior is the need to have a crusader on my side. And the idea that it represents a woman just makes sense as we all come from women. Lots more behind it – all of which will be included with any purchase. AND for EVERY purchase, 50% of the price will be donated to Women Helping Women, a social services organization in Cincinnati, OH preventing gender-based violence and empowering all survivors.
Each Women Warrior is made entirely from recycled materials that I have collected over the course of years. All have some sort of ‘flame’ at the top. All are hand-stitched. Some are soft and squeezable. Some are rigid. They all have a small hanger stitched onto the back to hang it from a hook or chain or … (the hanger can also be easily removed if desired).
Sizes vary as listed. Not sold as a toy for under 3 years of age.
Woman Warriors: $15.00 each.
From Left to Right:
SOLD: #19: 9″ x 1.5″, thread, rainbow paper, sock
#20: 8″ x 1.25″, thread, beads, dress scraps, junk mail filling
#21: 9″ x 2″, thread, embroidered scrap, sweater scrap
#22: 7″ x 1.25″, thread, quilt scraps, sweater scrap, junk mail filling
#23: 8.25″ x 1.25″, thread, tie silk, sweater filling
From Left to Right:
#24: 9″ x 1″, thread, tie silk, cloth filling
SOLD: #25: 9″ x 1.25″, sari silk yarn, handwoven sample, junk mail filling
#26: 8″ x 1.5″, labels, thread, tie silk, sweater scrap filling
SOLD: #27: 9.25″ x 1.25″, thread, onion skins, netting, mudcloth scrap, cloth filling
#28: 8″ x 1.5″, wool and fancy yarns, thread, tie silk, sweater filling
From Left to Right:
#29: 9.25″ x 1″, thread, tie silk, machine embroidered add-on, sweater filling
#30: 8″ x .75″, waxed linen, pencil lead case (with lead), cloth scrap
SOLD #31: 8.25″ x 1.25″, crocheted polyester yarn, thread, tie silk, sweater filling
#32: 9″ x 1″, thread, mudcloth scrap, sock filling
SOLD #33: 9.5″ x 1″, thread, raffia, tie silk, cloth filling
SOLD #34: 9″ x 1.5″, thread, bogolanfini scrap, placemat filling
From Left to Right:
SOLD #35: 10″ x 1.5″, thread, beaded silk scrap, junk mail filling
#36: 8.5″ x 1.25″, thread, tie silk, sweater filling
SOLD #37: 10.5″ x 1.25″, Cotton yarn, thread, fabric scrap
#38: 9″ x 1″, thread, fake fur scrap, keychain with mini-crocheted sweater, junk mail filling
#39: 9.5″ x 1″, thread, kozo paper, blue jeans filling
#40: 9.5″ x 1″, thread, tie silk, cloth filling
From Left to Right:
SOLD #41: 8″ x .75″, thread, miscellaneous quilt and silk scraps, cloth filling
#42: 9.5″ x 1.25″, thread, binding scrap, placemat
#43: 9.5″ x 1″, thread, dyed horsehair, upholstery scrap, cloth filling
#44: 8.5″ x 1.25″, miscellaneous knit scraps, alien necklace charm, sweater filling
#45: 9.25″ x 1.25″, thread, tie silk, t-shirt filling
$46: 8.75″ x 1.25″, thread, placemat
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Multi-Use Sewn Cloth Mats:
These flat mats are perfect for under mugs/cups, glasses, planters, hot pans, and bars of soap; miscellaneous colors and fibers (mostly cottons); typically multi-colored – contact artist if you don’t see your color preferences.
From Jenny: “I LOVE your mats and use them for everything and love to give as gifts.”
Priced by the (approximate) diameter inch: 3″/$9, 4″/$12, 5″/$15, 6″/$18, 7″/$21, 8″/$24, 9″/$27, 10″/$30 (basically $3 per inch).
(Quarter used for size reference.)
(Dwindling supplies on hand – please contact me if you want a size not currently shown.)
100% silk scarves contact-dyed with locally collected botanicals (leaves, bark, fruit, nuts, skins, flowers). Approximately 8″ x 72″. There are four categories/styles with added marks to enhance the nature-made marks: Trails, Dots, Wanderings, Outlines. Here are a few miscellaneous scarves that have also taken the natural colors wonderfully!
From a satisfied customer: “My scarf arrived in today’s mail. It’s really beautiful and I love it!”
Care: Hand wash cold water/mild detergent/minimal agitation/hot iron while damp – or – dry clean. $40.00 each
Nature-Dyed Silk Scarves
Nature does a terrific job of depositing color and design wherever it can. The bits of nature that find their way to my silk scarves are subtle, rich, inviting and intriguing. Check out how nature blesses us without hardly trying.
The only marks on these lovely wardrobe additions come directly from nature.
Trails – added marks resemble trails throughout the scarf.
Dots – added marks resemble clusters of dots throughout the scarf.
Wanderings – added marks look randomly placed throughout the scarf.
Outlines: added marks outline the botanical shapes.
Miscellaneous Nature-Dyed Scarves
Each type of fiber takes natural color differently. Each person likes a particular length and width to wear. The following scarves are a sampling of nature-dyed beauties that do not fit the silk category above. All need gentle care: hand wash cool, mild detergent, minimal agitation. See individual scarf details for other instructions and pricing.
Handmade paper (HMP) can be made from all sorts of plants which have strong fibers within either the stems or leaves. The non-cellulose parts get cooked out of the plants and the strong fibers get reduced into their finest and smallest forms by either a blender or Hollander beater. Those fibers are then collected on a screen to form a sheet of paper. Each plant has different characteristics which show up in the paper that is made.
The outer paper is handmade from various fiber pulps (e.g. leeks, rice, curly dock, palm, etc.) and then embellished with machine sewn scraps of cloth. Each card contains a commercial paper insert for easy writing plus a commercial envelope for mailing. The various pulps range from white-ish (cotton) to tans, greens (leeks) and medium browns (curly dock). Stock on hand changes regularly as well as the cloth scraps available – no two alike!
Size: 5.5″ x 4 1/4″ 2 cards/set for $10.
HMP Wall Art:
Muds painted on handmade papers and mounted on black matt board.
Various handmade papers painted with muds collected from around the USA; attached to black mat board.
Buried: triptych, handmade paper painted with MUDs and matted on black (8″ X 10″); $45/mat, $80/two mats, $115/all three.
Seeds: triptych, handmade paper painted with MUDs and matted on black (8″ x 10″); $45/mat, $80/two mats, $115/all three.
Space/Time: triptych, handmade paper painted with MUDs and matted on black (8″ X 10″); $45/mat, $80/two mats, $115/all three.
Using some of my handmade paper notecards complete with quilting scraps and unclipped threads, these glass framed triptychs showcase those mini works of art . Each frame measures 13.5″ x 7.25″ x 3/8″ and can hang in any direction.
$30.00 each framed triptych.
Mixed Media Wall Art
These wall pieces will definitely brighten up any room. Created with colorful recycled handmade paper and combined with quilt scraps, thread, embroidery floss and buttons. No glass involved.
Sizes listed below. $75.00 each.