Tuesday, May 12, 2015


This is the second piece in a round robin I'm participating in which is focusing on texture - both visual and literal.   This is my response to a sweet piece by Connie Tiegel with a welcoming gate.   Being something of a contrarian, I jumped right in by rusting heavy Pellon for the gate, stitching it to a shiboried background, then creating the atmosphere with all kinds of wonderful layers of semitransparent fabrics, stringy stuff and scads of beads.  In spite of the few embroidered flowers, this garden may not be quite as welcoming!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Gyre #11

This could be the last in the Gyre series which addresses the Garbage Patches in our oceans in which vast unmeasurable quantities of plastic swirl, are broken down into tiny beads and consumed by all manor of sea life.  They never disappear from the planet.  They are insidious detritus of our consumer society and our need to toss and replace items in our daily lives.   I have collected household plastics which come to me, iced dyed the fabric, then hand stitched the spinning imagery underlying the bright plastic forms I then appliqued in place.  The piece is 42" x  44"

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dye Workshop!!

There are still a couple of places left.

Here are samples of the techniques we will be doing: