Letterpress Update

Monday, November 20, 2006

letterpress type

Here is my beautiful antique letterpress set that my mom gave me for my birthday. Aren't the letters so amazing? She found the set in a local antique store and I keep going back to see if they have more letters to add to my collection. I purchased a few pieces on ebay, but the majority came from the store. I am using the letters in a current art project so stay tuned for that.

Knitted L

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The L in the garden

I finally finished my first knitted letter! I feel very relieved since it took me nearly 3 months to finish such a simple letterform. However, I learned so much doing the mitered corner that now I can tackle socks! I really want to knit all the letters in the alphabet, but I figured I would start with L because it's a simple form. Letters like J, G, and S are somewhat daunting, but I am confident that I could figure out something. Maybe all the letters wouldn't have to be made out of foam and then covered, but really it does look like something you would by in the store. Even my knitting genius friend, Amy, couldn't believe how well it turned out. Stay tuned for more letters... but it might take me awhile! I'm slow but sure!!!

more of the L