Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Discharge Work

A friend has given me a very inexpensive piece of Indian silk. In fact I wasn't even sure that it was silk, but a quick test with discharge paste showed me that the colour would come out. I painted some paste on in floral design and was pleasantly surprised that the teal colour discharged to a lovely turquoise colour. It think it will be made into some interesting scarves!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One Word Wednesday


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Win some Fabric!

Here's puzzle and a prize for you.....tell us what you think this picture is and the first person to correctly identify it will win one of my hand dyed fat quarters. The photo has been cropped but not altered in any way. You need to be specific about the image and leave a comment in the box. I'll let you know who the winner is by Friday July 31st.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nature's Alphabet

Brought to you by the letter......

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Screen printing

I've been screen printing on scarves and having a lot of fun with some silk "blanks" that I ordered from dharma Trading. I've also got a couple of crepe de chine blanks to try, I'm itching to get started....

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Bags!

I'm teaching a surface design class this fall entitled "Designer Fabrics" which will teach different dyeing, painting, stamping methods for small pieces of fabric. I needed a couple of samples to show how the fabrics could be used.
I love the bags, I think I'll have to use them for something!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Design Work

I am a student at Gail Harker's Creative Studies Center in Oak Harbor, WA. I travel there several times a year for an intensely creative immersion course. Right now I am in the middle of an Art and Design programme and last week we were creating and using stamped/printed images on paper.
I love being part of a group of serious artists from a variety of backgrounds, some photographers, paper artists and more, who are focussed on working to their best.
Here are some of the images that I made that will later become collage pieces and more. I'll post a few more pictures in the coming weeks as I work through more designs.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Work

My friend, Amie lives in Saudi Arabia so we don't see each other much but keep in touch via email and pictures. She ordered some of my textile packs that I create with dyes fabrics, threads and beads and made this lovely piece with free motion thread work. I love the texture and shape!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shattered Angles

I've been teaching a patchwork technique that I've entitled Shattered Angles. Its a variation of a "stack, slash, shuffle and sew" method that is a lot of fun and results in a stunning quilt!
Here, Margaret has finished her top and has called it "A Walk in the Forest". I love the illusion of the sunlight coming down through the trees.....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Nature's Alphabet

I found this letter right near my house......