Carl Baker -- Ontario -- CANADA

Carl submitted this great canvas zip bag decorated with postage and directions for use. Like a fairy tale magic bag the goods kept appearing as if magic. There are tissues, decorated papers, pastel work, letterpress card with a textile joke(!) and more. Enjoy the carousel of textures, shapes, and colors.

Thank you, Carl.


Lisa Iversen - Indiana -- USA

They have painted and sung
the women washing their hair,
and the plaits and strands in the sun,
and the golden combs
and the combs of elephant tusks
and the combs of buffalo horn and hoof.

The sun has been good to women,

drying their heads of hair
as they stooped and shook their shoulders
and framed their faces with copper
and framed their eyes with dusk or chestnut.

The rain has been good to women.

If the rain should forget,
if the rain left off for a year—
the heads of women would wither,
the copper, the dusk and chestnuts, go.

They have painted and sung

the women washing their hair—
reckon the sun and rain in, too.

- Carl Sandburg


Diane Keys -- Illinois -- USA

Fantastic tag from Diane. Collaged text, images, and fibers create a rich surface, and the take-out fortune indicates successful business! Hopefully that means a lot more beautiful textiles will show up on this blog! Thanks, Diane!