Sunday, April 26, 2015


Zephyrs are light winds.   This piece is part of my Fierce Winds series and is comprised of 8 modules each representing as different zephyr.  I hand dyed, fussy cut and layered all the fabrics.  Then I hand stitched each unit to give the idea of how tenuous the connections are and how unexpectedly the winds dance.  The quilt is 41" x  39"

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Texturizers - A New Round Robin Series

A group of eight textile artists from all over the US have committed to a 16 month art exchange.   Each of us has just finished our first piece in the series we are each developing and have sent these works off to the next artist.  She, in turn, will make a piece in response to the one she receives.   Then round and round they go until each artist has contributed to each series.  All the works are then returned to the original maker - eight pieces which visually, and in this case, texturally, cohere.  All are 12" square plus a border for future finishing.   Here are a couple of detail shots of my first piece.  I do NOT post work of other artists so will only show my own contribution.  Once the series is complete in 2016 we are hoping to have an exhibition and/or catalog so we can share all eight completed series ... 64 glorious pieces!

The theme of this adventure is TEXTURES which are, of course, both visual and tactile.  This piece is mostly metal and colored (painted, etc.), burnt non-woven substrate with LOTS of hand-couched embroidery.  No name yet.  Can't wait to see how it all evolves.   

Some Laminated Work

These pieces are all comprised of antique textiles (silk and linen) to which I have laminated printed paper.  I then scrape away part of the paper to reveal the fabric beneath.  I use water soluble media and permanent markers to visually cohere the images on paper to the substrate.  Once satisfied, I hand stitch a bit to bring out the design and further integrate the elements of the artwork.   My framer then stretches and frames the pieces which are all in the 10" - 18" range.

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