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{Hutch Demos} A thread drawing for you…

On November 5th, Chris & I both did demos at hutch studio. We spent the day working together in the same space- Chris worked on various whirligigs & I drew with thread by using free-motion on the sewing machine. My parents actually live on the other side of the fence from hutch studio & Sayer was hanging out with them while we were at the studio, but he did come over to watch a bit & was our first visitor. I know he really enjoys watching us work & being in that creative space. Maybe someday all three of us can do demos together. 


It was such a pretty, sunny day & I thoroughly enjoyed working next to Chris & chatting with the occasion visitor. There were two teenagers that hung out watching me for the longest time & I got a real kick out them. My brain usually works fast – plus I had consumed my share of coffee that afternoon & even I couldn’t keep up with their constant banter. 

My friend Chantale edited some footage we had of the afternoon & gave me this video for an early Christmas gift (I know, she is the sweetest!). You can sort of get a feel of the space & the way that I create my drawings that I use for my klt:works tees & plushies. I hope you enjoy it! 

  
One of the things that Chris & I try to instill in Sayer is the importance of making things by hand & how special a drawing or piece of art is. He has been drawing like crazy lately & we are encouraging him to give everyone a special drawing for Christmas. With that in mind, I thought I would “walk the walk” & do a special giveaway that comes from my hands & my heart. I’m actually not really sure how it will be received, but I thought I would give it a whirl. It’s not meant for any other reason than to say “thank you” for sharing your time & comments with me. So… during this demo at hutch, I did quite a few little owl drawings – they are fairly quick & on small pieces of canvas. I would love to give them away to people who would enjoy them. If you would like one, just leave me a comment (& a way to reach you). If necessary, I will draw names & announce it here on Friday. Thanks again for reading this blog & for reaching out. I truly value the connections & people I meet here!  Hope you are having a great week! Happy Holidays! 

{Fun Event} whirligigs & thread…

T-Pot Whirlygig
Two years ago, Hutch Studio opened it’s doors to the public. It was the Annual Arts Alive weekend in La Conner & Hutch Studio celebrated the opening with art demonstrations all day- I happened to have been one of them. Saturday, Hutch Studio is celebrating it’s 2 year anniversary much in the same way. It’s Arts Alive weekend again & Chris will be doing a whirligig demo from 12-2pm & I will do a demo in how I draw with thread, from 2-4pm
If you are in the area, pop on by, we would love to see you! Chris has been working on some new pieces for a show that will be going on this weekend as well. Stop by Maple Hall in La Conner to view his new work (details here). The piece below is made with cardboard & is a peek into the world of Hutch Studio

If you aren’t able to come visit us in person, you can enjoy free shipping all weekend at the Hutch Studio etsy shop! Just use “hutchfreeship” during checkout. Hope everyone has a creative weekend! 


{Everyday Inspiration} Busy day at hutch studio…

A few weekends ago, I had a chance to spend a little time at hutch studio. Chris was giving a demo in clay & hung around a bit to shoot some photos of the event. 


Here are a few glimpses of how he displays some klt:works items. It’s always a treat to be able to see my work in that space.

Chris set out to do something that he had never done before…to throw a bunny on a wheel. Sounds cool doesn’t it? It was really quite an interesting thing to view. It’s the type of thing that only someone with his experience, could pull off with a crowd of people watching. Not to mention, the shop was actually open. So in between working on the rabbit, he was helping customers! 

The atmosphere at hutch studio is really wonderful. It’s calm & creative with a sense of wonder in the air of what cool discovery might be around the corner. Chris has created playlists by subjects that are always playing – songs about  water, hands, boats, birds… etc which just adds to the “hutch” experience. 

So this is the final product! He (or she) was just unloaded from the kiln yesterday. Chris literally pulled a bunny out of his sleeve that day. Amazing! What I love the most about it, is  the process & that he had absolutely no idea what was going to happen. I admire that…it is my favorite way to work.  Chris has demos & workshops set up all of the time at hutch & if you are in the area, I highly recommend attending- they are quite inspirational. Stop by the hutch studio blog or FB page to keep an eye on what fun new project is being worked on. 

Hope everyone is having a great week! It’s finally sunny & spring like here. Boy does that make a difference!

{Everyday Inspiration} Busy day at hutch studio…

A few weekends ago, I had a chance to spend a little time at hutch studio. Chris was giving a demo in clay & hung around a bit to shoot some photos of the event. 


Here are a few glimpses of how he displays some klt:works items. It’s always a treat to be able to see my work in that space.

Chris set out to do something that he had never done before…to throw a bunny on a wheel. Sounds cool doesn’t it? It was really quite an interesting thing to view. It’s the type of thing that only someone with his experience, could pull off with a crowd of people watching. Not to mention, the shop was actually open. So in between working on the rabbit, he was helping customers! 

The atmosphere at hutch studio is really wonderful. It’s calm & creative with a sense of wonder in the air of what cool discovery might be around the corner. Chris has created playlists by subjects that are always playing – songs about  water, hands, boats, birds… etc which just adds to the “hutch” experience. 

So this is the final product! He (or she) was just unloaded from the kiln yesterday. Chris literally pulled a bunny out of his sleeve that day. Amazing! What I love the most about it, is  the process & that he had absolutely no idea what was going to happen. I admire that…it is my favorite way to work.  Chris has demos & workshops set up all of the time at hutch & if you are in the area, I highly recommend attending- they are quite inspirational. Stop by the hutch studio blog or FB page to keep an eye on what fun new project is being worked on. 

Hope everyone is having a great week! It’s finally sunny & spring like here. Boy does that make a difference!

“Thread Drawing Demo” at hutch studio

I think that it is fitting to post this thread drawing video as my very first post- for a few reasons really. First of all, it sort of goes with the whole, “documenting the creative process” idea that made me want to start this blog. But on a practical note, it will make me figure out how to post a video and maybe make all other posts a piece of cake. (Boy, that was a pretty telling statement.)

About this video: My husband, Chris, is the director of a place called, “hutch studio“. This studio celebrates everything handmade and is a creatively nurturing environment. Chris asked me if I would bring my sewing machine to hutch studio during it’s opening weekend to do a demo of my thread drawing process. Of course I wanted to do that for him, however, I had never done one before. Like drawing with any other medium, drawing in thread is one of those things that you sort of need to be in the mood for- not really an “on command” or immediate process. Not everything I draw is considered something frame worthy or an image that I would use on a shirt. Believe it or not, my thread drawings sometimes end in up in the garbage can. So, I went into this demo with hopes that I would do something that people would find somewhat interesting or entertaining. My friend Phoebe agreed to make a little video of the process (which sort of put a little extra pressure on my already shaky hands). However, it all worked into a sweet little demo that shows how I go about a drawing in thread. Adding a Django Reinhardt soundtrack and speeding up time is always helpful…
Anyway, enjoy!

“Thread Drawing Demo” at hutch studio

I think that it is fitting to post this thread drawing video as my very first post- for a few reasons really. First of all, it sort of goes with the whole, “documenting the creative process” idea that made me want to start this blog. But on a practical note, it will make me figure out how to post a video and maybe make all other posts a piece of cake. (Boy, that was a pretty telling statement.)

About this video: My husband, Chris, is the director of a place called, “hutch studio“. This studio celebrates everything handmade and is a creatively nurturing environment. Chris asked me if I would bring my sewing machine to hutch studio during it’s opening weekend to do a demo of my thread drawing process. Of course I wanted to do that for him, however, I had never done one before. Like drawing with any other medium, drawing in thread is one of those things that you sort of need to be in the mood for- not really an “on command” or immediate process. Not everything I draw is considered something frame worthy or an image that I would use on a shirt. Believe it or not, my thread drawings sometimes end in up in the garbage can. So, I went into this demo with hopes that I would do something that people would find somewhat interesting or entertaining. My friend Phoebe agreed to make a little video of the process (which sort of put a little extra pressure on my already shaky hands). However, it all worked into a sweet little demo that shows how I go about a drawing in thread. Adding a Django Reinhardt soundtrack and speeding up time is always helpful…
Anyway, enjoy!

“Thread Drawing Demo” at hutch studio

I think that it is fitting to post this thread drawing video as my very first post- for a few reasons really. First of all, it sort of goes with the whole, “documenting the creative process” idea that made me want to start this blog. But on a practical note, it will make me figure out how to post a video and maybe make all other posts a piece of cake. (Boy, that was a pretty telling statement.)

About this video: My husband, Chris, is the director of a place called, “hutch studio“. This studio celebrates everything handmade and is a creatively nurturing environment. Chris asked me if I would bring my sewing machine to hutch studio during it’s opening weekend to do a demo of my thread drawing process. Of course I wanted to do that for him, however, I had never done one before. Like drawing with any other medium, drawing in thread is one of those things that you sort of need to be in the mood for- not really an “on command” or immediate process. Not everything I draw is considered something frame worthy or an image that I would use on a shirt. Believe it or not, my thread drawings sometimes end in up in the garbage can. So, I went into this demo with hopes that I would do something that people would find somewhat interesting or entertaining. My friend Phoebe agreed to make a little video of the process (which sort of put a little extra pressure on my already shaky hands). However, it all worked into a sweet little demo that shows how I go about a drawing in thread. Adding a Django Reinhardt soundtrack and speeding up time is always helpful…
Anyway, enjoy!