My latest make: cardigan from @threadtheorydesigns in a lovely sweater knit from @stonemountainfabric. ・・・
Also, I’m experimenting with a second Instagram account just for my sewing, @sew.multithreaded — follow there for more behind the scenes, etc.
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#sewing
#imadethis
#oaklandsews
#handmade

When your sister visits and says, “I’ve been thinking about a jean jacket with sweatshirt sleeves,” the correct answer is, “let’s make it!” @seamworkmag Audrey, with sleeve modification. Fabric and notions from @discountfabricsf and @stonemountainfabric. Sewing by @amylynnboles and yours truly. .
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#oaklandsews #imadethis #sewcialist #sewqueer #denim

Stumbling towards a drawing practice

I’ve been aware for some time that improving my drawing skills would probably have a big impact on all parts of my artistic practice. I did a short course based on Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain a few years ago that helped, but I’ve lacked a real practice around it.

I came across a post on Medium last week about six drawing exercises, two for dexterity and four for “seeing”. As a first exercise I converted them to a drawing in Paper so I could easily refer to them in my sketchbook.

A visual guide to beginner's drawing exercises.
A visual guide to beginner’s drawing exercises.

Torino

I printed my last practice print yesterday before heading to Lincoln. I had this drawn on the plate for the better part of a year, based on a photo from one of my trips to Torino for Creative Commons years ago. Friday evening I sat down and started carving; yesterday afternoon I printed it. 8″ x 10″ on Pescia.