Art Sale!

Though “The Difference Between A Plum” has just come home, she’s available in the shop, for the discerning art buyer 🙂 A payment plan can be worked out, if all the coins are not in a row. Prices on all listings, by the way, are in Canadian dollars–that means if you’re not in Canada, you can take advantage of a low exchange rate!


tdbap detail 3 on return

tdbap feb13a

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Posted by on December 20, 2015 in FybreSpace, hand dyes and ecoprints


filling the heart








nessie dec 17 2015 ings mine alberta

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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in journal


home again, home again, jiggedy jig

After travelling for almost 3 years with FAN (Fibre Arts Network), i am so glad to have “The Difference Between A Plum” home again!!!

arlee-barr_the-difference-between-a-plum-cThe deep purple of the iron enhanced brazilwood has muted a bit, but still purpley and wonderful.

tdbap detail on return

tdbap detail 2 on return

tdbap detail 3 on returnI’m craving colour again again, and will be digging through the recently sifted, sorted and re-organized threads. Maybe more work like this, smaller, more manageable and finishable!!! Lord knows too, i have a few “failed” ecoprints to use again, as i had done with this one. Make something beautiful from something ugly!


almost ready to show!

off the listI have the backing to add, the signing and the final pressing, and it will be outahere!


Posted by on December 14, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, in progress, journal


24 days and counting (still)

off the list

Except that every time i look at it, i see another spot where a pollen grain could go!  Fortunately, i am also a fan of void space on these works, so i THINK i can safely say there are *only* 6 left to do. Maybe 7. 8.12………………STOP!

Off my list by then, i also hope to have this finally finished!

pear fix 1

There’s more done on this actually than the above photo from April 2014, but i want it outahere!

pear fix 2






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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, Contextural group, in progress


FybreSpace Winter 2015 clearance

There may be sporadic offerings of naturally dyed fabrics through the winter season, but the ecoprinting season is over here in Alberta!

winter closure shop

Enter code WIN15 to save 20% on all fabrics. (Shipping rates are not discounted.) Starting Dec 4 and until all products are gone.


Posted by on December 4, 2015 in FybreSpace, hand dyes and ecoprints


running out of line

I am PRAYING that i have enough of this particular thread to finish! I’ve already gone through a full skein (36 yards) of my favourite Caron Waterlilies “Pebbles” colourway, and have less than a third of one left to finish two bees. I’ve ordered more (the last two in stock from my favourite thread supplier 123Stitch!!!), but if i run out, am also crossing my hoofies that they get here in time!!! The whole thing must be done by Dec end so that i can get it to the show organizer to go to Edmonton!

3 bee

unfinished bees

I always have it in my head too that the faster i stitch, the longer the thread will last, like i can fool it somehow…i don’t know how that works……..of course, it hasn’t actually to date…. 🙂

I love this thread because it goes well with anything  iron and brazilwood dyed. Soft but with good colour changes, not too shade breaky, and easy to blend into natural dyeing, looking naturally dyed itself. Believe me, if i could, i’d figure out a way to dye this one……(Note to self: maybe…but not right now.)

My list is getting smaller. All the DNA strands are done, the bees all have antennae, there are only 1 and a half bees left to finish–and then on to the rest of the Countdown List!

off the list


Posted by on November 30, 2015 in A Birth of Silence, Contextural group, in progress