Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Series WIP

WIP Canyonlands - panoramic stitched series.
Compost dyed silk fabric

Now I need to dye some fibers to accompany these new pieces.

Canyonlands WIP Detail 1

Canyonlands a New Series
Compost dyed silk - detail

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Salvaging the Unsalvageable

Rust • Wool • Pigments • Wax

Earth Palette
Taos New Mexico
September 29th & 30th, 2010

Carcass Workshop in September!


Salvaging the Unsalvageable

Rust • Wool • Pigments • Wax

Earth Palette
Taos New Mexico
September 29th & 30th, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Emails and Dye Questions

I've been recieving more emails asking about natural dyes than ususal of late... my time is very limited these days with various projects, teaching etc.  Soooooooooooo if you email me a question and don't recieve a response please don't think I'm ignoring you, in fact check back here because I may well have posted your email and the anwsers here.  Unless otherwise specified I will remove email addies from the email.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Fabric Painting Workshop May 8th, 2010

What: Fabric Painting Workshop May 8th, 2010
When: Saturday May 8th, 2010 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Where: Fisher Art Center, Marshalltown, IA
Cost: $75.00 includes ALL supplies for the workshop!

We will be experimenting with fabric paints and shiva paintsticks in this 3 hour workshop!

Studio Shots

Fabrics dyed, compost dyed, and or screen printed with natural dyes from five or six years ago and soon again later this week!  I'm off to clean and reorganize the studio time to for some surface design!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Wool Bundles

I'll open the rest of the wool bundles tomorrow, right now they are on the skirting table drying out, they are still soaking wet from Thursday night's rains.  Some of the bundles look more interesting than the others but that doesn't mean that there isn't something wonderful waiting inside.

Spring Storm

Sun Down Before the Rain

Sunset and Pattern

Stopped at the end of a new development to take photos of the setting sun last night, these warning signs looked pretty good against sky.

Wool Bundles

I'm hoping to open my wool bundles tomorrow finally!  It looks like it won't rain tonight fingers crossed, I'm really curious to see what they look like inside.

Mottled Golds

Osage Orange on Silk Organza Net that I left soaking in a shallow dye bath for several days. 
42x32 inches - Silk Organza Net.