Thursday, 29 November 2018

Advent 1

The participants in the conversation about advent worship were clear about the elements of darkness in this season. Words like struggle, loneliness, and environmental degradation came up, as well as this being the darkest time of the year. 

I made a big darkness. I made it layered, with different densities and shades of fabric. Darkness can be deep and dense; it can also be opaque with light coming through. It embodies radical need.

The bright spots or stars, which will increase over the weeks, letting us emerge from the dark and representing the advent themes : the defiant choices of hope, peace, joy and love.

(It is really hard to get a decent photo.)  

Friday, 23 November 2018

Banner Bag

I asked a friend recently how her husband's retirement had been recognized. She said there had been a few events and one involved a banner that said   "Congratulations on your retirement Gord!" 
"What," she wondered, "are we supposed to do with that?"
"Banner bag." I said. "You make it into a banner bag." 

I did the making. I got it yesterday afternoon and was just going to have a look at it. You, know...get some ideas. Before I knew it, I had a ruler and scissors in my hands. At that point there is no stopping a train of thought. Here is the bag, and 2 smaller cases using up some of the leftovers. (I am nothing if not obsessed about leftovers!)

(His last name is on the back of the bag.)

Friday, 16 November 2018

This Is What Happened - 2

Plan 2: 12 leaves.
I plan to send these out into the world as yarn graffiti.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

This Is What Happened - 1

I have been working through existing supplies this year. Most recently, I dumped out a bag of leftover bits of yarn onto my desk.

With 2 plans in mind, I worked through most of it:

This was plan 1: Creatures

Tuesday, 9 October 2018