Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Fiber Artist, Beader, Quilter, Chainmaille Creator, Former Marine, Akita Owner.
Lots of things really- beadwork, kumihimo, art quilts, gardening, books, history, music, photography, hand dyeing...
Skills and Techniques
beadwork- peyote, spiral rope chain, ndebele, netweave, etc. kumihimo- 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 and 28 strand so far,I hand sew, hand quilt, hand dye Shibori- makiage, arashi, bomaki, itajime, kumo. I hand dye fabric for clothing, quilting, whathave you and sell in fat eighths, fat quarters and yard lengths, as well as sometimes have scrapgrab bags or smaller pieces.
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Get to Know
Dante-Inu, my beloved Akita, passed away on June 5th, 2008. She is greatly missed.
I had her cremated and her ashes now reside in a beautiful handmade urn by Urns at Etsy. Her indominantable Spirit lives on. Dante-Inu Nov 10, 1993-June 5, 2008.
Fiber Artist, Beader, Quilter, Former Marine, Akita Owner.
My shop is named for my beloved Akita, Dante-Inu, in honor of her beautifil spirit.
I feature hand dyed fabrics, hand dyed silk scarves, hand dyed and hand sewn Quilted wallhangings, hand dyed and hand sewn lap quilts, handmade beadwork, handmade chainmaille, and more.
I showcase projects and current works at http://wolfsilveroak.insanejournal.com , my personal blog.
I am somewhat active in Akita Rescue- promoting, sometimes running transports, even adopted my own new puppy, Caena from Heart of Dixie Akita Rescue, blogging about Rescue, donating items for Rescue Auctions, etc.
From time to time, I have 'specials' in my shop, in regards to Akita Rescue, where a certain percentage of proceeds are donated directly to Akita Rescue groups. So keep any eye out for future 'specials' as well!
If you see something in my shop you absolutely love, I can and will do barter/trade if you have something I might want.}:) All you have to do is ask.
There's nothing better than an Akita smile. Dante-Inu, for whom my shop is named.
Gorgeous bracelet that was created in the same theme as my Andromeda Ascending necklace available here. The bracelet has since sold. See Gallery for more details.
My desk, where I work. Yes, it's usually this tidy. The white boxes are pieces in progress. I tend to have 4-5 different pieces in various stages of completion at any given time. The drawers are full of supplies, as is the antique sewing chest my mom gave me that sits (out of view) next to my desk. Other supplies are stored upstairs in the spare bedroom.