Hi and welcome to my updated web site! I'm excited to share that I'm now using Karin Jordan Studio for the blog, shop and Instagram although everything Leigh Laurel Studios will remain live. I've also updated the design of the newsletter, streamlining it and hopefully making it easier to read!
A few weeks ago I started the 100 Day Project, hosted by Elle Luna & The Great Discontent. Basically that means I committed to 100 days of making. As I've been wanting to allow myself time in the studio to play, this project fit the bill. I save scraps, such as the ribbon and perle no.8 cotton bits, above, and am incorporating these reused/upcycled pieces into my work.
Isn't this a great, cheery graphic to kick off the project?
White ribbon pieces that fell off living room pillows (thanks, kids!), black velvet ribbon that had been stuffed in a drawer, and a piece of an old quilt that was too disintegrated to be salvaged as a whole will are all being put into play.
1/100 | Old jeans, a retired shirt, perle no. 8 cotton scraps. 4.5" square-ish.
2/100 | Corduroy from pants, ribbon scraps, velvet ribbon, threads from denim and Aurifil 80wt thread. 5" square.
3/100 | Demin, recycled sari yarn, perle no. 8 cotton scraps.
4/100 | Cotton shirt, ribbon scraps, 12wt thread.
5/100 | Old jeans, shirt scrap, perle no. 8 cotton scraps. Colton (now five) came home the day before with the torn knee in his too-short-anyway jeans.
6/100 | Recycled silk sari yarn, perle no. 8 cotton scraps.
7/100 | Denim from old jeans, well-loved vintage quilt fragment, corduroy pants, leather and perle no. 8 cotton scraps, cotton splotched with rose petal dye.
I've got additional projects in the works, so stay tuned. :)