Posts Tagged: hand dyed fabric

Smaller Feather Quilt

I’m still exploring how to use dimensional elements on my quilts.  I’m making 12 X 12 inch quilts for two reasons…one, because I can try many different applications in a shorter amount of time, and, two, because my donation for

Smaller Feather Quilt

I’m still exploring how to use dimensional elements on my quilts.  I’m making 12 X 12 inch quilts for two reasons…one, because I can try many different applications in a shorter amount of time, and, two, because my donation for

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 3

Here is a sneak peek at the third…and last… quilt made from the dye painted blocks done by visitors during the studio tour.  This quilt top has much less of my dyed fabric, as the blocks I used from my “visiting artists”

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 3

Here is a sneak peek at the third…and last… quilt made from the dye painted blocks done by visitors during the studio tour.  This quilt top has much less of my dyed fabric, as the blocks I used from my “visiting artists”

My work is now on Galleribba

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to have a page on the textile site Galleribba.  The site features the work of many wonderful international artists who have created small and unique textile wall art.  The work is available

My work is now on Galleribba

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to have a page on the textile site Galleribba.  The site features the work of many wonderful international artists who have created small and unique textile wall art.  The work is available

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 2

I’ve pieced the second quilt from the blocks made at the studio tour.  In this quilt, I used the blocks that were mostly white with black, yellow and blue.  I dyed some complimentary fabrics in chartreuse and “purply” blue and dye painted those

Studio Quilt: Sneak Peek 2

I’ve pieced the second quilt from the blocks made at the studio tour.  In this quilt, I used the blocks that were mostly white with black, yellow and blue.  I dyed some complimentary fabrics in chartreuse and “purply” blue and dye painted those

SAQA Benefit Auction in Houston

My quilt, SQUARES I, is one of the SAQA Benefit Quilts to be auctioned at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.  A group of quilts donated to SAQA , curated by collectors Warren and Nancy Brakensiek, will

SAQA Benefit Auction in Houston

My quilt, SQUARES I, is one of the SAQA Benefit Quilts to be auctioned at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.  A group of quilts donated to SAQA , curated by collectors Warren and Nancy Brakensiek, will

Studio Quilt: Step 2

I looked over the blocks I had and decided I could divide them into three groups…mostly black, white, and blue,  fully painted images,  and multicolored waves and lines.  I’ve decided to do three panels, one with each group of blocks.

Studio Quilt: Step 2

I looked over the blocks I had and decided I could divide them into three groups…mostly black, white, and blue,  fully painted images,  and multicolored waves and lines.  I’ve decided to do three panels, one with each group of blocks.

Studio Quilt: Step 1

After the blocks have been dye painted and allowed to batch for about 24 hours, it is time to wash out any excess dye that has not reacted with the fabric.  This step takes care and a fair amount of

Studio Quilt: Step 1

After the blocks have been dye painted and allowed to batch for about 24 hours, it is time to wash out any excess dye that has not reacted with the fabric.  This step takes care and a fair amount of

Accepted

A short post…This piece has been accepted into the Juried Fiber Art Competition  at the Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  If you are in the area between Oct.4 and November 15, I think it will be an interesting show

Accepted

A short post…This piece has been accepted into the Juried Fiber Art Competition  at the Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  If you are in the area between Oct.4 and November 15, I think it will be an interesting show

Visitors in the Studio

I enjoy having visitors in my studio.  I feel it is a great opportunity to explain and actually demonstrate how I create my artwork, either quilts or paintings. My main focus during a studio visit is education.  The more my visitors know about my techniques

Visitors in the Studio

I enjoy having visitors in my studio.  I feel it is a great opportunity to explain and actually demonstrate how I create my artwork, either quilts or paintings. My main focus during a studio visit is education.  The more my visitors know about my techniques

Quilt as Art 2

NIGHT TRAFFIC, another construction quilt mounted on stretcher bars.   I dyed much of this fabric in dark, rich colors so I could discharge the color from each piece to create a pattern.  I used diluted bleach as a discharge agent on the

Quilt as Art 2

NIGHT TRAFFIC, another construction quilt mounted on stretcher bars.   I dyed much of this fabric in dark, rich colors so I could discharge the color from each piece to create a pattern.  I used diluted bleach as a discharge agent on the

Lines Great and Small Series II

This quilt is number two in a series I call LINES GREAT AND SMALL.  The series developed from my experiments with flour paste resist on cotton fabric. To make the resist, flour is mixed with water and applied to the fabric

Lines Great and Small Series II

This quilt is number two in a series I call LINES GREAT AND SMALL.  The series developed from my experiments with flour paste resist on cotton fabric. To make the resist, flour is mixed with water and applied to the fabric