September 14, 2007

Rags

Since this is a creative blog, I thought I'd better tell you how the rag baskets came about (see previous post).  Several years ago I bought a nice bundle of kimono silk linings, intending to make pillows with them.  When they arrived, only then did I realize that their "hand" was too soft for that purpose.  So I held onto them and they gathered dust and became a little more vintage.  Then I got the idea to make rag baskets out of them.  That entailed taking a class because, for me, it's easier to be shown, versus figuring it out from photos or written instructions.  Additionally, a teacher who's been there and done that will also know the pitfalls and tricks of the trade.  That's where Nadine Spier came in.  So now ya know!

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