Wednesday, November 6, 2013


At a recent Fiber Junkies meeting, we were working with fiber pastes made by Golden. One of the things we did was to use a stencil. 
I had a hand dyed fabric and thought it might work with this stencil of a Bamboo.
I did like the results but thought it needed more in the way of color. It was hard to see where the "Bamboo" began and ended.
I thought I would use some of the small leaf shapes as a pattern for orange and green fabric.
I used clear plastic with a leaf drawn in black marker to lay over the piece to see placement for additional leaves.
I also wanted to bring some of the Bamboo stalks down to the bottom  - problem was I didn't have access to the stencil anymore.
I took Jane Dunnewolds workshop on Complex Cloth many years back. I remember we made stencils out of manilla folders. We shellaced them for endurance; I didn't with these, but would only be using them a short time.
I also wanted to do a little shading on the stalks to distinguish them from the background. So it's a work in progress - Please check back to see what comes next. I'm curious too.


  1. I love the direction this is going......more please!

  2. I agree with Mary. This is looking wonderful! Be sure to show us the finished product.

  3. I like this idea, can't wait to see where it goes!

  4. Looking good so far. Do show us more.

  5. This is looking so seeing your process

  6. Your choice to tinted leaves on the toned fabric makes this piece shine.

  7. This is pretty! Great ideas too.