Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Honored to have been invited to submit to this small but lovely booklet put together by Sandra Sider. It contains photos of 60 fine art quilts which were created over the last four years by an international array of artists. Mine, Daylily, is on page 27. Daylily is part of the series Noble Seasons which already toured across the US in the Summer exhibition in 2010 and will be on the road again for all of 2012 as the entire exhibit (all four seasons) is seen in many venues throughout the year. It is entirely appliqued by use of the embellisher (dry felting machine) so has NO, that's right, NO thread! The photo credit is incorrect, I took the picture myself, but all else is fine.
Friday, December 16, 2011
I've been weaving for about 10 months at my annex in San Pedro a piece of wool yardage. It's light weight (this is Southern California after all . . .). And now I'm ready to make something out of it. With 4 yards at 44" wide I think I can get a great swing coat/dress. Cutting into a new piece of fabric is always a scary thrill!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I'm replacing a piece that is currently traveling in the Noble Seasons Fall exhibition with this new one which matches the rest of the series better - the entire series will be shown at several venues around the US in 2012. It is done primarily with the embellisher (dry felting machine) and there is needle lace to create the veining over hand-dyed and some commercial fabrics.
BTW - I'm going to be teaching needle lace-making at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California, next July. More details on that as the time approaches.