Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WIP - Crow

Natural Dyed Cotton Fabric -Madder Root and Cutch on Natural Muslin.  Mordant - Alum Tannin Alum.
Timtex Core.  Machine Stitched, Hand Beaded, Glass and Natural Mineral Beads, Bone Pipes.
Still needs hand stitching, I will work on that tomorrow.
8x6 inches.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Crow Ornaments

My inspiration bird a raven that was sitting on my grape arbor this summer.  We don't get many ravens here, mostly crows, and I was really happy to snap his pic before he left.

Needle felted black merino wool and blue calypso angelina fibers made into a constructed cloth.

The same black needle felted wool and the back side of the angelina cloth which consists of black shred and forest floor angelina fibers.

ATC constructed of peltex, double sided adhesive, with kona PFD fabric, bird body consists of black merino felt, and the wings I made of layers of angelina fibers. 

The back side of the crow ornament I will cover it with vintage black german glass glitter when I'm finished with the stitching.  The backround colors are from Tsukineko Walnut Inks - Cherry Blossom and Adirondaks Inks - Butterscotch.  I made the card during today's live Ustream  You can view the recorded video at my Ustream link, click the previous link or do a search for kbaxterpackwood!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Camera Mount

Adjusting the webcam.

John installing the new camera mount

John made me a new camera mount for my webcam tonight!  It's adjustable and swivels 360 degrees.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Studio Live Stream this Wednesday

I will be live streaming from my studio this coming Wednesday 3-5pm. I will be working on some encaustic collage pieces and maybe some other stuff as well. Check it out!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gesso Central

Streaming Live from My Studio

I created a Ustream channel and will be streaming live from my studio starting next week. I'll be working on various natural dye, rust dyeing, composting, pigment painting, etc. in addition to a lot of collage mix media. I won't be able to particiapte in the chat unfortunately, my monitor and key board are across the room from me but will have a fix for that and soon.

You can find me at and search for kbaxterpackwood

Monday, November 15, 2010

Eye Glasses Strap

I started with a cartoon of what I hoped the beaded strap would look like and then started going through my collection of vintage beads, not bad for a first attempt!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Pony Beads

I'm looking for a source that sells these beads in Pony through 11/0  I'd REALLY love more pony's and some 8/0's in the iridescent coated black beads.

These beads are black lined green and blue glass beads respectively, pony size, and I need more of these as well, what you see here in all of the pictures amounts to a tablespoon and a half each.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

What's on My Sewing Table

Or you can't see me, right?  NOTE I do put in my descriptions that my items come from a pet friendly home, someday my studio WILL BE out of the house again.

Madder Root Dyed Lace

An Unhappy Pepper

No room in the inn for a tabby cat, Pepper's VERY UNHAPPY because a box of inks is sitting in what he percieves to be HIS chair! ;-)  Poor baby.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Madder Root Dyed Goodness

I've been looking for this pile of trims for the better part of two weeks now, tonight they finally revealed themselves along with a favorite pair of Gingher Scissors and my tape measure.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Cotton painted with Seta Color Paints.

Natural Colored Muslin Cotton natural dyed with Osage Orange and Tannin.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Studio Clean Up

Natural Dyed Fabrics, I decided to use this vintage suit case to store my tiny bits and pieces that I've dyed over the years.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

WIP - Niche No. 4 (The Deer Stalker)

Ok decided that the antlers look best coming out of the side of the niche, now to find some screws and attach the antlers.

WIP - Niche No. 4 (The Deer Stalker)

Trying to figure out how to attach the antlers permanently to the top of the box.  I'm thinking they need to be screwed into the wood some how, instead of just glued.

WIP - Niche (Untitled) No. 3


It has some potential!

Hillbilly Holler Gets a Paint Job!

John scraping the soffit on the east side of the house, he's not even up in the nose bleed section yet!!!

Hillbilly Holler Gets a Paint Job!

I can't stand to watch him when he's out on the ladder stage, I think I may be developing an ulcer over the stress of getting this house painted!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Closing Store

Taking down my this weekend, I have lots on my plate right now, so if you are in need of something get it while it's available!  I'm not sure when I'll open it back up, I have several projects going on right that need my full attention.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rust Pattern Making

John cut salvaged scaffolding walk ways for me to use in my rust dyeing projects, one cannot have enough rusty things.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Natural Dyed Silk Yo-Yo's

Yo-Yo's made from my natural dyed silk fabrics, I picked up the Jumbo Yo-Yo maker today and it's a very nice addtion to the sizes I had already.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sketch Book - Motifs

I made my own sketch book journal to fill with various patterns and motifs I was finding around the house, this one is from a stencil I'm in love with.

Journal Madness

Large journal cover

Small journal cover

Gold motif

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Poppies - WIP

Found my long panels that I started some 4 years ago now and am working towards finishing them!  This is what I'm up too whilest I wait for John to finish my next set of raised panel board frames so I can work on my Winter encaustic series.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Quilt National and Well That's Life

I missed the deadline for QN again!  I know I know the actual deadline is tomorrow but in order for my entry to make it there tomorrow I would have had to have shipped it, overnight no less, yesterday!  How about that for logic!

Sandstone No. 4 WIP

Anyway, because I was busy plugging away on my latest body of work, for my solo show, I fell behind way behind.  Absolutely no one's fault but my own, that and I'm seriously in a cow and field encuastic painting mode, the need to switch gears back to fiber just wasn't happening.  So the above piece is STILL in progress, I have three more pieces in my Sandstone series in various stages of progression, waiting on the fabrics to rust and compost to the desired level of doneness is also taking forever with this summers crazier than ever weather.