Sunday, July 1, 2018

Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World's Conscience.

Greetings All,
Coming next month and be on the lookout for Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the Worlds's Conscience.  Opening August 17th at the Fitton Center for the Arts in Hamilton, OH. Women of Color Quilters Network on the move and I am glad to be included one more time thanks to Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi curator, historian, author, and shero.  A catalog will be published later this year.



Friday, June 29, 2018

P.I.E.C.E.S. an exhibition

Greetings All,
My next solo exhibit will be at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL.  Aug 20 - Sept 14, 2018.  Gallery talk Aug 29th from  Noon to 1p.m.  This piece "Birch Trees Again" was created with my hand dyed and painted fabrics as well as some gifted fabrics. This piece is machine pieced and machine quilted with raw-edge appliques.  Birch trees are a recurring theme in my work and trees are a mainstay.  I am forever grateful for all opportunities large and small to exhibit and a special thanks to Jessica Ott.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ice Dyeing - 2018

Greetings All,
More lovelies from my summer ice dyeing.  This session I used Pro MX Reactive Dye over vintage tablecloths.  The colors are a bit softer than what I was hoping for, but I love them nevertheless.  Top left is Berries with Cherries, middle center Tutti-Frutti - II and bottom right Tutti-Frutti - III




Monday, June 18, 2018

Encaustic Exploration.

Greetings All,
Last week I explore the world of encaustic for the 1st time. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.  Here are some of the pieces that I created below.  



Thursday, June 7, 2018

Wearable Works - Update

Greetings All,
I have created some new tunics from some of my ice-dyed cloth and felt a need to share.  Grape Crush (below left) is of Osnaburg cloth.   Below cent is more Osnaburg cloth ice dyed cotton with orange titled  Dream Sicle and below right is Tutti frutti multi-colored tunic of a vintage tablecloth.





Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cloth Works - Ice dye updates

Greetings All,
Here are some of my results from my 1st ice dye of the season.  Dyed with Rit powder dyes, Pro Che dyes, and Setacolor fabric paint.  I use Osnaburg cotton and vintage tablecloths.





Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cloth Works - updates

Greetings All,
I've been kind of laid back for a while and focused on other things like making my tunics, dyeing fabrics, and soft sculptures. Now that it's warm in my area of the world I have been ice dyeing and loving it.  Here are a few photos of my process.  I used Rit dye in both liquid and powder forms.  I also use Pro Chem reactive dye and Setacolor fabric paint.























I have also been gifted some false indigo and I've picked and cut it and combine it and water in a jar to see if it will ferment and extract a blue dye.  I will keep you posted.



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