Monday, October 16, 2017

Colorful Creations

Greetings All,
Here's the invite to  an upcoming exhibit opportunity with some magnificent women who  I am proud to call sister/friends.  We will be exhibiting at the Side View Gallery in the Contemporary Arts Center  of Peoria, IL and I am so very grateful to Natalie Oneal Jackson and Preston Jackson.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Final runs of FAC.

Greetings All,
This is the final run for Fiber Artists Coalition.  Our current exhibits are at the Plymouth Arts Center in Plymouth, WI.  This has been a wonderful decade and I have enjoyed the journey.

Monday, October 2, 2017

ASWR final exhibit.

Greetings All,
This week will be the opening of "And Still We Rise" Oct 6 - Dec 30, 2017 at the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA.  This would not have been possible without the hard work and determination of Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi a "Shero" of the culture.  I am grateful to be included and to be a member of WCQN.  This has been an amazing journey.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

P.I.E.C.E.S. update.

Greetings All,
Opening this week at the SLCC Florissant Valley Art Gallery a solo exhibit by yours truly.  So if you are in the area do go and check me out and let me know how you liked it.  Thank you in advance.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ice Dye Works

Greetings All,
More  love from my ice dye projects and I am loving them all!!!  The piece below is titled "Skittles - 1.  It's 2 yards of lightly stretch denim that was ice dyed with Rit Dye in powder form with Yellow, Kelly Green, and Red.

Below is a dolman short sleeve tunic created from the cloth above.

Below is Skittles-2 and this is a two yards piece that's a bit more colorful and I have yet to cut it.  It too was created with the stretch denim and ice dyed with Rit Dye powder in Red, Kelly Green, and Yellow.  I love the patterns that formed in this piece that was shibori folded and the dye was spotted on the ice.

The final piece is a piece that was ice over dyed and then created into a tunic with the two yards of Kona cotton.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cloth Works updates.

Greetings All,
I have been trying to ice dye and Red/Black/Green piece and here are my two results.  Both are cotton and were 1st dyed Apple Green 45 with Rit liquid dye then dyed with Rit powder dye in Wine and Black.

I love this fan design that I achieved by shibori folding (below).  This has been a great learning curve for sure.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cloth Works update...

Greetings All,
I have spent the last week doing some "Ice Dyeing" and I have been loving it.  This piece is a part of a series of pieces that I dyed with Rit Dye in the color of Teal 4 in powder form.  The piece below on the right was done in a folded shibori style that I was not happy with and decided to over dye it with the ice and more of the powdered dye.  I love the pooling that the ice does and adds more texture to the cloth.  

The piece below is the 1st piece that I created with the ice dye technique and I am loving the whole process thanks to Rit Dye.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mix Media Works update.

Greetings All,
Here is my latest mix media piece in the series of "The Keepers of the Cloth-II""(50 L x 17 W).
 This is a mixed media of wire, tin,  recycle gifted fabrics, plastic beads, and wood.  Woven fabric that has been painted on a wire mesh frame with key, and quilted silhouettes as embellishments.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wearable update

Greetings All,
For the past week I have been dying fabric and yesterday I did some ice dying and over dyed some yardage that I didn't like.  I love my new "Cherry Wine" tunic thank to Rit Dye in Wine 10 over some Scarlet dyed Kona cotton.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

More Cloth Works updates.

Greetings All,
Here are my latest for my double dose of  Rit Dye in powder form in Teal done in the stove top method. 

Over dyed vintage tablecloth (below).

Flour sack tea towel (above)

 Vintage table linen (below left) and I am loving the way the embroidery pops.
A vintage tea towel with waffle weave and embroidered (below right).

Monday, September 11, 2017

Cloth Works updates

Greetings All,
I have had the dye pot on for 2 days with Rit powder dye in Aubergine 33 and here are my results and some of which I am happy with and others not so sure.

Aubergine over Lemon and this I am loving.

Flour sack tea towel  dye over screen print(right).

 Vintage  linen  dyed with Aubergine (left)
Another  vintage linen over dyed with Aubergine (right),
 Two  yards of Kona cotton that was shibori folded and overdyed and I am loving this the most.

My final piece for now is 2 yards of Kona cotton dyed in scarlet and then overdyed in Aubergine and I am not happy.  So I go back to the dye pot on this one.

Friday, September 1, 2017


Greetings All,
My latest accomplishments have been about fashioning things for others.  I builded two frames to attached Kuba Cloth to once I sewed it to burlap and help with the install.

I've created a waterfall jacket from some beautiful cloth from central Vietnam known as Ta Oi tribes of aLuoi. 

I have also help Vera Agusta create a sweater jacket our of some Bubble Gum Pink yarn and she's loving it.

And I created an improvised sweater jacket out of some variegated bulky yarn with handmade polymer clay button by Anne Pastucha.

I was borned to create and facilitate...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Abstraction Distraction an FAC exhibit.

Greetings All,
Here is the info on an upcoming exhibit with the Fiber Artists Coalition that coming to the Plymouth Arts Center in addition to "Wabi Sabi".  Below are my entries in this exhibit (from left to right)  Restructure-I, II, III, & VI.  So if you are in the area do stop by and enjoy exhibits in conjunction with the 14th Cheese Capital Jazz/Blues crawl and the reception August 11, 2017.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wearables and more wearables!

Greetings All,
I have been on a tunic roll again and here are some of my latest.  Right is a stretch lightweight denim hankcrife tunic.  I love the abstract animal print with the overdye.  My next creation was made from some of my "Parking Lot Shibori" cotton fabric that I made and it's done in a batwing caftan style.

Friday, July 7, 2017

More Wearables

Greetings All,
Here are some more of my latest wearables.  I love this sunny yellow Adinkra symbol tunic.  It's short and sweet I think.

I also created several garments out of my "Parking Lot Shibor" fabrics one being my old standby favorites "Handkerchief-hem" tunic and my new "Waterfall" vest.  All of these are made of cotton and I am loving them.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wearable Update

Greetings All,
Here are some more of my latest creations made with "Kanga" cloth.  Kangas have for as long as is known been a traditional type of dress amongst women in the African Great Lakes region. Toward the eastern part of the region, phrases in Kiswahili are traditional, while in central areas phrases in both Kiswahili and Lingala are popular. Kangas are also often referred to as lesos.   Kanga - I, II, and III are below.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

New Wearables

Greetings All,
I have been working on some wearables lately and thought that I would share my creations.  Below left and centered you can see a shibori dyed tunic that I created which I love the asymmetry of the pattern and I hope that you do too.  This was created with white cotton and Rit dye in a liquid navy.

My next tunic was created with Rit dye lemon yellow and over painted with Pebeo Setacolor fabric paint in Cherry (50) and Ultramarine Blue (12).  Finally is a poncho that I crocheted with Red Heart Yarn in Earth/Sky and a McCalls crochet pattern from year ago.

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