Multiples from the same Navajo rug give me a chance to create different versions of a bag. These four buckets exemplify what I’ve often referred to as a ‘litter’ of bags. Much like puppies, they are clearly related–born of the same material–yet each displays a unique personality. Repairing and patching, correcting weaknesses in the original textile, inadvertently adds character and tells a story–much like the scars we carry forward from childhood, the surface takes on the dimension of time. These four buckets were finally finished this morning and await the next chapter in their evolution from cast-off materials to instant heirloom

Multiples from the same Navajo rug give me a chance to create different versions of a bag.  These four buckets exemplify what I’ve often referred to as a ‘litter’ of bags.  Much like puppies, they are clearly related–born of the same material–yet each displays a unique personality.  Repairing and patching, correcting weaknesses in the original textile, inadvertently adds character and tells a story–much like the scars we carry forward from childhood, the surface takes on the dimension of time.  These four buckets were finally finished this morning and await the next chapter in their evolution from cast-off materials to instant heirloom

Photo taken at: J Augur Design