Got a New Baby

I've been away from the blog for a while, I admit. It's a mixture of post-big-project let-down and the fact that I've been getting ready for a summer teaching job (very exciting!) I've Assisted the Wearable Arts class at the Uarts Summer Institute several times in the past, but now I actually get to teach my own version of the course as an evening elective. I'm a little nervous to be honest, and scrambling to get my syllabus and supply lists ready.

In other exciting news I have a new baby:
My old iron spat out some awful rust water right out onto one of my nice shirts, and I finally decided that was the last straw. It had really been broken for a while, the dial had snapped off months ago so the temperature was impossible to control. This one works so nicely, but I do need to get used to the weight of it.
I also did a silly project. I found a bedazzler long ago, and had yet to use it, so I jazzed up this plain white shirt just a little bit.
I'm also continuing to add leather here, although I've put the project aside for the time being.
And I think once I'm done with all the leather braid I'm going to use some metallic threads to sort of sashiko quilt the whole thing together.
I've also restarted the coif project with the varieted white recycled yarn. This time I sort of knotted and felted the ends of the short strands together, it seems to be working out. I'm rushing this so I can dye it while I have studio access.
I'm hoping that dying it gray will preserve the nice variation in colors.

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