Sunday, February 1, 2015

Soft & Silky Serendipity

I am totally hooked on this Deconstructed Silk Screen process. After I printed several yards of fabric, and tried to decide what I was going to do with it, what first came to mind was to make scarves. However, I had a few PFD silk scarves hanging around the studio, so I printed directly onto them. The results are fabulous!

The printed designs are so unique, and completely unpredictable. What a great process for me! I'm usually so meticulous about having everything come out perfectly, so this technique gets me right out of that box and into serendipitous surrender. I love it!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Back In The Studio!

Survived the holidays, the flu, and several other challenges, but I'm back! Totally hooked on Deconstructed Screen Printing. Here's a sample:

More photos to come....after batching, washing and drying process is complete!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Silk Painting 101

I taught Silk Painting Basics to a lovely group of ladies today. We started with a small piece in an embroidery hoop, to feel comfortable with the materials and technique.

They did a great job! Next week they will complete a larger piece, suitable for framing or to use in a sewing project.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Deconstructed Screen Printing

I learned a new technique this week from fiber artist Kerr Grabowski. Here's a photo of one of my pieces of fabric, printed with her amazing Deconstructed Screen Printing technique:

Abstract....colorful....unique....this will most likely be used in an art quilt!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Silk Painted Pillow

I'm teaching a Silk Painting class on December 1st and's an example of what can be done with the finished art:

And here's a downloadable flyer that describes the class:

 Pretty poinsettia art, just in time for the holidays!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shabby Chic!

Finishing up a few "vintage look" items to offer for sale at the Art & Antiques Studio & Gallery in the EGAD.

These are some of the cuffs I made from vintage lace, antique buttons and beads, and handmade rosettes. 

And this is a purse, also using repurposed and vintage materials:

Just in time for the Vintage Revival happening this weekend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fabric Surface Design Basics....

This week we learned and played with stamping and stenciling techniques. The studio was set up with a plethora of "toys"....looked like a Kindergarten classroom!

After a brief lecture on using stamping and stenciling tools and mediums, the students went to town creating one-of-a-kind "complex cloth" samples.

Here are a few of the results:

Here is a work in progress:

This is way too much fun!!!