Thursday, August 21, 2008

More wire knitting

In my latest piece, a political statement, I incorporated more of my wire knitting. You are only looking at a sneak preview.... I am still using my titan needles and feel I have great success with them, especially when I do the free motion stitching. The needles do not break as easily as the others do and I can work with heavier layers. Especially the heavier layers are important, since that fact lets me work with whatever material I want to. Or at least almost! 

Friday, August 15, 2008

Jewelry piece of the month

You are looking at a bracelet made of little coral pieces which I found on the beach in the Ft. Lauderdale area. They are held together by a silver chain. The sponge in the background is another treasure I found while walking one of my favorite beaches. 

Moebius Twist

It is exactly a week since I rediscovered the moebius twist. I remember the 'term' when I was in school, I also remembered to be very fascinated by it. But it never occurred to me to knit a moebius twist. Well guess what I did. And it is a very fascinating and intriguing process. So for all of you out there ready to try something different try to knit a moebius twist. I used Cat Bordhi's book 'A treasury of Magical Knitting'. The pictures and explanations are great. I can highly recommend it. 

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Olympic Games Opening

In time for the olympic games opening I have finished my two first 'China' pieces. They both focus on environmental problems in China such as  the  pollution of water and air . 

You are looking at the Yangtze river, or my interpretation of it. I had the luck that one of my friends cruised on it and sent me two CD's with her photographs. This allowed me to obtain a very good impression and feeling for the area.  

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Strong minded

My studio view is 'changing'....

Have a closer look at my very determined bamboo...

This is  what I call being very determined to reach a goal. The stepping stones my bamboos are lifting are for sure not lightweight.
Hmmm are they trying to tell me something? Let's see. My two political statement ('China' pieces) will be in time on line for the opening ceremony in Peking, arg there is the QN deadline looming. Ok, I will show the same determination as my bamboo shows and finish my entries (they are barely beyond their designing stage) in time.