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The Building of an Open House

Knock Knock

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Showing your artwork is a stressful event.  As an artist, opening up your studio multiples the anxiety by ten  

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When I first started going to markets I would be on the lookout for things to make that people would buy.  Simple right?? Supply and demand.  The problems that arise are also simple.  Am I a product or an artist? 

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I make things and sell them.  I am both an artist and a business woman. I love the combination of both sides of the brain.  

Day of open house

Day of open house

The truth is I love selling as much as making.  Interacting with people and telling my story never gets old.  Actually, the longer I practice my art the more enjoyable it gets  

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What is your art form?? Painting, sewing or knitting? 

how about accounting, cashier or mother of three?  Everyday life is art.   

When I open my house to the public I open my heart  

Welcome

Blue Yarn Strikes Again

Whenever I reach into the heaps of yarn I have stashed in the studio, out comes blue.  

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This time it was three blends of fuzzy teal, pink and greens.  With a size 19 needle and a simple knit stitch, I made this lovely soft infinity scarf. 

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I know only two stitches. The knit stitch and a drop stitch.  By blending my own colors, I make the design unique.  

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Huge and cozy!!! 

Blend, Twist & Swirl

Mixing colors is a passion of mine.  Weather it be paint, beads or yarn, putting contrasting and complimentary colors together always serves to please me  

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With yarn, simple colors get a boost when twisted and blended together.  

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Digging deep to the bottom of the stash to pull out bits of yellow and purple lead to this new scarf color combo.  

Cozy and cute!!!! 

When is a sweater not a sweater??

My favourite  type of recycled materials to work with are sweaters!!!  Thrift stores are full of them and yard sales have sweaters galor.   

This is the after!!!  

This is the after!!!  

This soft grey knit is beautiful to work with.  I decided to keep it a sweater, but completely redesigned the cut.   

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Oversized snaps added a modern touch along the shoulder and neck.   

I love sweater weather  

I love sweater weather  

Perfect with skinny jeans and tall boots!!   

All Seven Threads products are made with upcycled materials.