Welcome

welcomeEnid Williams

Web developer, quilter and textile artist.

Since 1995 I have been working with cloth. In 2002 I entered the textile design department at UW-Madison to earn a second bachelor’s degree, which I completed in the summer of 2005. The work in the portfolio includes school projects as well as work done on my own.

I started spinning in the fall of 2007 after visiting the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool festival with some fiber-loving friends. They convinced me to buy a drop spindle and some fiber, and I was later gifted with my own spinning wheel! When I outgrew it, I bought my current wheel. My Etsy shop supports my fiber habit. You can see my latest listings in the sidebar.

I love weaving, although I’ve neglected it in favor of spinning for a while now. I made a yarn calculator which can help you determine how much yarn is required for a weaving project. I sold my giant amazing loom to create more studio space, and promptly picked up a small table loom.

Stark Realty Craft Show

TENTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE FEATURING LOCAL ARTISTS

Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Stark Realty Building, corner of High Point and Old Sauk Roads, Madison

(Exit West Beltline at Old Sauk then go one block east or take Old Sauk west to High Point — enter off High Point)

I’ll be there! Note: the flyer indicates check and cash only, but I’ll be able to take credit cards with Square. I’m guessing several other vendors will have that capability too.

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Among the reasonably-priced holiday gift items:

• Cheryl Adams – Exquisite hand painted scarves featuring nature motifs plus skull and bead earrings

• Selina De Haan – Unusual, intricate beaded earrings using tiny beads and creative color combinations and shapes. Just the right gift for the discriminating woman on your gift list.

• Brenda Ferrier – Hand made stained glass Christmas ornaments, bookends, coasters, trays, fan pulls, sun catchers and more. Also shell art pictures, ornaments and animal figures.

• Gail Gladding-Pullara and Larissa Gladding – One of a kind Steampunk necklaces, using mostly recycled pieces of old jewelry and antique watches. The reasonable prices makes these unique gifts that people will treasure.

• Christy Grace, Art of Christy – This Madison Visual artist and face painter brings her creativity in the form of art prints, one-of-a-kind hand-painted watercolor pendants (some Christmas themed), original art ornaments and bottlecap magnets for stocking stuffers.

• Joe Grimm, master woodworker – finely crafted bowls, wine holders, rolling pins, pen and pencil sets, salt and pepper shakers and more.

• Claudia Lipke – Beautifully crafted fabric bags, envelopes, rosettes, bookmarks, shopping bags etc. in a variety of unusual fabrics that will make excellent gifts for that “green” person on your list.

• Aislynn Miller – Exquisite hair ornaments from flea store finds, purses, plus metal vases and buckets covered in colorful fabrics.

• Debby Royston-Statz – Twig and bead garden obelisks, and semi precious stone and pearl earrings.

• Amy Statz – Cheerful and beautifully crafted all occasion greeting cards and gift enclosures at very reasonable prices.

• Jan Walkington, Kiwifruit Studio – Fun, quirky crafts made with love that are functional and fun like clip-on bow ties in Star Wars and Breaking Bad patterns, upcycled t-shirt baby bibs and fridge magnets.

• Enid Williams, Haley Studio – Soft hand-spun wool yarn, vibrant recycled crayons, hand-punched gift tags, cuddly cat-head dolls, unique sock puppets, and luxurious silk screened scarves.

• Kris Woestman – Beautiful and useful accessories for women, children, and the home including hats, neckwarmers, mittens, bags, coasters and more. She also produces handmade soaps, lotion bars and lip balms.

Join us and enjoy complimentary appetizers, soda, hot cider and wine while you shop in a relaxing atmosphere. Parking is free in back of the building and there’s no entrance fee. This year we will be offering a table of antiques and collectibles for your shopping enjoyment plus our holiday bake sale with proceeds going to Madison food pantries. Come and buy delicious holiday breads/cookies/treats and don’t even turn your oven on! Tying into the eradicating hunger locally theme, we’re asking those of you who are interested to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Madison.

Cash and checks only. For more information contact Gail Pullara at apullara3023@charter.net or call 608-291-0010.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center Holiday Bazaar

alnc-flyerI’ll be there with some new handspun wool yarn and LOTS of recycled crayons in easy-to-hold star shapes.

Here’s the Facebook event page!

The event features local, sustainable vendors in a festive, holiday atmosphere. Enjoy your shopping experience in a beautiful, natural setting. Bid on great gifts in a silent auction to benefit ALNC children’s programs.  Feel free to share the 2014 ALNC Holiday bazaar flyer!

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

330 Femrite Drive, Monona

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014

10:30 AM – 3 PM

Free Parking

Fee: FREE

aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org

Art opening tonight!

A Discourse on Love

Absolutely Art

2322 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704


Friday, June 6th, 2014
from 5p-9p

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A Discourse on Love is an artistic and philosophical discourse on love in Madison, Wisconsin. The mission of the project is to connect community through collective experiences of love and explore the wide spectrum and many expressions that are within it.

A Discourse on Love is a three part project : 100 interviews, monthly community arts workshops, and the finale of the project will be an exhibition featuring over 45 artists each creating new pieces that explore love of all kinds.

The interviews are the foundation of the project – where community arts facilitator Mallory Shotwell interviewed people in the city of Madison. Flyering all over, visiting a hospice, schools, many coffee shops around, and many more locations, she was able to gather wisdom from all backgrounds and ages. Asking philosophical questions on love, it created a discourse where it allowed the participant to explore their own answer.

The community arts workshops invited participants to create either art or an experience together. Inspired by PostSecret, there were dropboxes placed around town, collecting love letters that were written, but not given. This idea was well-received, as there was an outpouring of letters of all kinds. There has also been a storytelling night, Valentine’s Day card making, a day exploring the gifts of love, and a variety show with comedy and music.

The opening reception to the project will be Friday, June 6 at Absolutely Art from 5-9pm. That evening will be an immersive experience that encourages the community to connect and engage with love: its expressions, and its spectrum of experiences. There will be many interactive elements available, including a robot that writes love letters, a listening booth, materials from the many community arts workshops, tables with typewriters and cards from local card-makers to write to loved ones. There will also be events throughout the evening of the reception: performance artists, music, a tarot card reader, and much more. The art will be displayed throughout the month of June.

For more info on the project: please explore the website: http://adiscourseoflove.wordpress.com/ or like it on facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ADiscourseonlove
For interviews and more information, please contact Mallory Shotwell at studyoflove@gmail.com.

Arboretum Local Products Fair

boothSunday, December 1 • 10 am – 4 pm

Haley Studio and more than 40 other vendors will be selling recycled art and locally produced goods. Shop early for the gift–giving season and support local artists.  I’ll have yarn, pot holders, gift tags, and other treats! The photo is from my booth last year.

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Flower Bling

flower-blingI joined Forward! Marching Band in January of 2013.  I have really enjoyed playing my clarinet again — making music with other people is very satisfying.

This past weekend (October 11-14) I participated in the HONK! Festival in Somerville, Mass.  It was a great experience!  One of the things I realized, looking at other bands, was that I needed a flower for my hat.

Today I made a flower for my hat.

Valentine Craftacular

Valentine Craftacular 2012

I’ll be vending this year. Come check out my yarn and other goodies!

The Valentine Craftacular will be held Saturday, February 4, from 10 am to 4 pm at the East Side Club at 3735 Monona Drive.

Quiet book

I made a quiet book for my daughter and entered it in Spoonflower’s baby book contest. Click on any image to see it larger.

Cover (not included in the kit; I used denim and embroidered the words)

Barn and tent

Barn: the revised version — V2 — is a bit taller to better hold finger puppets

Tent — V2 is taller to allow for more zipping

Braid and woven pie — Now, a real lattice-top pie lets you see some of the filling.  Feel free to put fewer (or thinner) crust pieces on yours.  In V2 the braid girl has legs. Here she has tiny embroidered feet.

I stitched the hair on with embroidery floss, and then knotted several strands over the stitches. 

 

Shoe and tree — for V2 I trimmed down the shoe top to allow for more lacing room and moved the basket a little higher on the page.

Apples in basket — I think I need to pound the snaps down a bit more — they seem a bit bulky.

Instructions (included in the kit, but may be more easily revised here):

To finish each page:
1) Add your own pocket at lower edge of hay (at beige dots) to hold your own finger puppets (cow, pig, chicken, etc). Add felt barn doors at each side.
2) Add 5 snaps to tree. Use template to add basket at dots. Use template to cut out felt apples; add snaps.
3) Add long yarn “hair” to the head. Add ribbons at top and/or bottom of page to hold small hair clips.
4) Attach vertical and horizontal felt strips to the pie at small guidelines at top (blue) and left (beige).  Or use thinner strips for a more realistic look.
5) Fuse shoe top to interfacing. Cut holes at green dots; reinforce. Sew to shoe over tongue. Add shoelace.
6) Add tent with zipper down the center.

General instructions:
Seam allowance is the 1/2-inch shaded area (pink, blue and green); cut to the outside to make 3 double pages.
Complete pages as above. Sew a heavy cover fabric (9” x 12”) to one of the pieces, right sides facing, leaving space to turn. Sew other two completed page spreads together, likewise.
Turn all right side out, and top stitch all the way around. Stitch book together through center of page spreads.

Thanks to the internet, including http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com and http://quietbook.blogspot.com/

Thanks for checking it out!  View fabric at Spoonflower.