Sunday, December 03, 2006

I have my very own colorway

I e-mailed Lisa Souza a while back about having her create a colorway just for me. I was jealous that Lime and Violet were getting to have all the fun. I cma home last nite and here it is, Cheeky Red Head:

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The colors are garnet and gold, which are my favorites and the fiber is Blue Faced Leicester. One thing that I'm turly amazed at is just how trusting the fiber community generally is. Lisa never sent me a bill for it, she just sent it when it was ready. I had only ordered 4 oz and she sent me 8 oz with a note to enjoy playing with the extra fiber. How wonderful is that? I of course sent her a payment right away (gotta love pay pal). I'm still working on spinning my L&V BFLso I'm trying to be good and wait until I get my last papers and exams finished so I can give this fiber the attension it deserves. I think it needs to be spun into a lace weight navajo 3 ply and woven into a very light weight shawl.

The other thing that has happened since I last posted is that I gave my last presentation to my art therapy class. I did a paper on using knitting as an adjunct therapy with Anxiety patients. I taught my class to knit. No matter how well (or poorly) I did on the paper it's self I'm very pleased with how the class presenation went. A couple of people on the Lime and Violet message board have asked for the references that I used that relate to textiles. While the first one isn't realted to textils it's a book that I think anyone who wants to be more creative in their lives should read.

Langer, E.J. (2005). On becoming an artist: Reinventing yourself through mindful creativity. New York: Ballantine Books.

Reynolds, F. (1999). Cognitive behavioral counseling of unresolved grief through the therapeutic adjunct of tapestry-making. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 26(3), 165-171.

Reynolds, F. (2000). Managing depression through needlecraft creative activities: A qualitative Study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(2), 107-114.

Reynolds, F. (2002). Symbolic aspects of coping with chronic illness through textile arts. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 29, 99-106.