Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We are going to the southwest part of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Pennisula and the place where my grandfather and great grandfather were born.
Will have lots to share and hopefully many great pictures for future quilts.
Have a wonderful, creative 2 weeks...
See you in a while
PS The picture above is the Cliffs of Moher, one of the places we'll be going to.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Well, we breaked for lunch which seems to get longer and longer, we always have so much to share. We usually do our show and tell at this point.Val brought some wonderful fabric she had screened on top of which had been deconstructed screen printed already.
Til next time.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Well, I'm a little late in reporting on our recent Fiber Junkies meeting last week, getting ready to go to Ireland and lots to do. This month, we explored painting on fabric that was already quilted. Denny, who saves everything, has lots of end pieces from completed quilts.
Til next time...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I finished another Haiku piece made from scraps of leftover projects - lots of deconstructive screen printed fabric along with
and how it looks on the back.
Dark and Foreboding
the forest bids us to come
wonder beholds us
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Last week, I had the fun of attending Project Handmade 2014 - a production of Local Cloth. Local Cloth members are small business owners who bring you original, locally handmade wearables along with functional and decorative home textiles.
This coat was handwoven and had a very unique sleeve treatment. The dress on the right, although beautiful, didn't use as many local resources.
Many of the sweaters were made from yarn spun by the artist and then knitted or woven into a garment. The garment on the left used a lot of nuno felting making it very light and airy.
This lady on right beat me to the punch with this wonderful hat but it did look great on her. It was certainly an evening of inspiration, went home with my mind in a spin.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Oh...what to do with scraps. I had some deconstructive screen printed fabric that was going nowhere so I found some of the same color scraps and decided to put them together for a small piece.
I have lots of sheers, both purchased in the curtain fabric section of fabric stores along with many I've painted myself.
I like this effect....you can see the writing underneath but it doesn't jump out at you.The sheer image is also soft and adds a nice something.
The top section was next (left) and thought it needed a little zing also. Using the same sheer, I found a different area and pattern for the top. Being the same fabric, they worked well together.
Next I needed to trim off the left side and after previewing several color choices, decided on an olive green over the brown.
which worked well I thought.