Red is the Color of…….

……my work this week!  It is also the color of passion, love, adventure.  It represents primal forces and energy.  Historically, it was almost as rare and expensive as purple, which may explain it’s popularity.  Red is the most popular color used on flags in the world.  In some cultures, red is the color of good luck.

I am working on two different and red projects; one woven and one from felted wool sweaters.  The woven project is a red shawl with hand twisted fringe.  I warped the loom and have finished weaving it.  Now it has been wet finished and is waiting to have the fringe completed.  The felted wool project is just beginning.  I’ve cut five different shades of red sweaters into the pieces for the project.  March Madness was great for this as I could cut and watch basketball!  I managed to get quite a bit of useable material from the sweaters and will start on the layout of the pieces today.  This creation is destined to be a wedding gift for the daughter of a very special friend.

Working in red reminds me to be passionate about the people and things I love.  Sometimes it’s frightening to let your feelings show or to invite people to share what you are passionate about.  I hope you will enjoy seeing the fiber art I create and you will find your own passion!