Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{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! 


  1. Hi Kirstin, I've been (silently) following your blog for quite a while, so it's time I spoke! Your comments about exposing children to the process of making things hit a chord with me. Now my two are off school I've been making time to create with them, even though I've no time to be creative myself! It forces me to slow down and appreciate things at a different level too.
    I love the video of you thread drawing, very inspiring, if only I could get the tension sorted on my sewing machine ....... So I'd happily give ones of your owls a new home!
    seasons greetings, Sally

  2. This is so wonderful! Seriously, a family of artists here. What a terrific day.. I loved all the video clips Chris took of you and Hutch. I'm still fascinated at the way you 'draw' your art. It's incredible!

  3. As usual...great post. I have been following you, just lazy about leaving a comment. The site I used to build the website is orosso. So easy! Like to use this for HUTCH. Happy Holidays to you and your family....good luck on the vehicle situation. Maybe Santa will drop a car at your doorstep!

  4. Your work is fantastic-- so thoughtful and beautiful! I would love to give one of your owls a new home at my new home in Texas! Jennifer mayfield804@gmail.com

  5. I was watching the video earlier today with my kids. They were amazed to see how you created "their" owls and cats tees. :)
    Your work is fantastic, Kristin!

  6. Hi KLT, Heather your Facebook friend here. Would love one of your owls if you have any remaining. I've enjoyed our little FB friendship all these years. xoxox

  7. looks so beautiful !, wish i could have happened by that day



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