Expressions of the Soul

About GT

Many, many, yes, many years ago I was born in Ohio! I lived there until I was married in 1974. My new husband joined the military and off we went to see the world. I have always, (as in never not) loved old things. It pretty much does not matter what it is – dishes, rusty things, gates, doors, linens, pictures…you get what I’m saying! So now I use those things in my folk art! I incorporate a great deal of wool in what I do. The majority of my wool comes from 100% wool clothing. I purchase it wherever I can find it, deconstruct the garment and then felt it (in the washer!) The leftover bits from the belt loops and difficult seams (not to mention that really, really ugly piece I just do not like!) get minced up and used as stuffing for my creations. Nothing goes to waste! I also collect those (often) unwanted dresser scarves and I use the beautiful handmade lace and needlework on my creations. The center boring parts…not so boring once I use them for stamping or my own needlework. I could go on, but that is what blogs are for! See you there.

5 responses

  1. Lorelei Lane

    Do you sell your items? I am particularly interested in the heart with the key/black ribbon.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    • Lorelei: Thank you for reading my blog and asking if I sell my items. I most certainly do sell them! I travel around from place to place, much like a gypsy. The heart you are asking about is $35.00. I stuff all my work with wool and sawdust, much the way it was done in the 1800’s. All the stitching is done by hand and the seams are all covered in tiny cross stitches. The wool is from vintage clothing, which I deconstruct and felt and of course, the key is vintage. The heart upon which the key rests comes in a lovely antiqued blue, gold, or red. Let me know if there is anything else you would like to know!

      May 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

  2. Christine

    Hello Carolyn, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting this last weekend at Arden Lane. I bought the wool peace sign for my daughter. I spoke of you to Justine since she is in the same town as you attending school. Keep us the creative process, we love what you are doing for all of us who are blessed to be introduced to your art.

    Wishing you years of success.
    Christine

    September 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm

  3. When I grow up I want to have a blog as nice as this:) Great writing and lovely to see your work! Robin

    January 7, 2011 at 7:04 am

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