Sunday, August 26, 2012


Here are some of yesterday's pieces and then some other random stuff from my stash with the second round of dye.  Some more successful than others.

Dye Day

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.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Return From Paradise

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!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Original Collages

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.

Collage Interpretation

Here's my textile response to the collage made by Cynthia Catlin.   I'll post all four collages next so you can see the basis for the inspiration.  I have not yet started working on the fourth one.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Collage Series Continued

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.