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Lucky Kitty coloring set of dishcloths

New England sweetgum cloth

Lucky Kitty coloring set of dishcloths

  I'm a cat lover.  My big orange cat, Cosmo, is a sweetheart.  He keeps me company all day while I work (if you count someone that's asleep as company).  Cosmo was a shelter kitty, he was given up two times before we adopted him six years ago and as you can imagine, it took him a while to get comfortable in our home. He's a happy cat now and absolutely loves attention.  Really the best pet I could ever imagine having.  I love this little furry guy with all my heart. Naturally, when thinking up new designs for a sweetgum™...

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Autumn in my garden

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Autumn in my garden

A little mini stop motion made from flowers in my garden.

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Brahms Mount co-brand with sweetgum™

Custom throw New England

Brahms Mount co-brand with sweetgum™

Brahms Mount is a Maine textile mill that creates heirloom quality throws on powered antique shuttle looms.  Continuing in the long tradition of textile weaving in New England, Brahms Mount is known for the high quality throws and blankets they weave.  The Master Weaver is in charge of the looms and production.  I took this video below of a sample being made of a custom throw I designed.  The machines are big and loud but oh so cool. Watching the shuttle shoot back and forth is a David Macaulay sort of experience... remember his book "The way things work"?  Watching these old machines...

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New England inspiration: Crane Beach

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New England inspiration: Crane Beach

Finding inspiration for textile designs in the landscape of New England.

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