Cockade A Doodle Doo!
… A few weeks back, I took a class with Candace Kling , an astonishing textile artist, based in the Bay Area. She's an enchantress and master-craftsperson, who specializes in works made of ribbon. This class was a personal reward, for having completed two months of gargantuan hand-sewing. (More on that in an upcoming blog post.) It did seem really crazy, to celebrate the end of a gigantic sewing endeavor with a hand sewing class. What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment. Not that this class was a punishment. Quite the contrary. It was mind-expanding, in a Moebius-strip, bend-the-fabric-of-space-and-time sort of way. (I love this sort of thing .) What was particularly delightful about this class was the emphasis on historic models. Candace brought along some lovely vintage pieces, and we worked from vintage instructions that she had de-mystified. So, I was learning a new-old skill. I can't think of anything better. Armed with my new