Had fun at Susan Willen's yesterday where she had prepared ALL the necessary chemicals and equipment; all I did was fold and dip and scrunch the fabric I'd brought. These are the pieces I'm happy with. The orange one will be a wildfire line in some future piece while the larger blue bit could be an ocean floor or .... They are all bigger than they appear as I folded them for the photo. The rest of the pieces are getting over-dyed today to blend them somewhat more.
Salt Spring Island is an artists' haven between Vancouver City and Vancouver Island. Amazing numbers of talented folks and beautiful galleries to be found there. Felt-making is the primary textile art practiced there: world class. Plus perfect weather. Plus a knit-bombing event on Granville Island in Vancouver. Waaaaay fun!!!
These are the paper collages the four of us we made a few weeks ago. We are now each making a textile response to each of them so we will end up with 16 pieces. You can read the makers' names under the postings of my finished pieces.
I dyed and screen printed the fabric of this 12" square. Meanwhile I had painted the packing tissue and dyed the scrim which I then appliqued to the surface of the piece. There's a visual depth which occurs because of the range of values. The piece was inspired by a collage made by Susan Willen, well, actually a small portion of her collage.