Sunday, October 28, 2012
Tahoe Blue nuno felted merino on silk with Beads.
First I made a jacket. I felted the remnants onto a wool rug backing.
The added beads following the shibori lines.
The colors are the same colors of blue we saw when we visited my son who lives near Lake Tahoe.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
What I learned with this duster is the difference when I presoaked the raw silk in a solution of vinegar and water. I rope wrapped each piece which was precut for the finished design. The patterns are more fluid and pale. There is move diversity of colors. At first I wasn't pleased, however, the more I have viewed and pondered the finish duster, I like it. The crepe scarf uses the same colors of red, orange and yellow which have been shaded with black. It was not presoaked, therefore the colors are deeper. This is one of the looks I plan on featuring in the next Lexington Fashion Collaborative Future of Fashion 4 on June 22
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Layer your busy life and gather your memories and tools to make art now!
Learn how to create the formulas for the colors that surround you and create a legacy
Live the life of an artist by responding instead of reacting!
Create wearable or displayable art
using alpaca, wool, and exotic silk.
Experience the new
UK Fiber Program FeltLOOM,
and the shibori technique for dyeing silk or wool.
July 8 and July 15
9 am to 1 pm
$90 plus supplies
Extra time on the FeltLOOM now availble for FAI and UK students.
$45/hour by appointment only
Follow color theory and everything you do will be beautiful.
Trust me. It works. Even mistakes will be beautiful.
If I don't like it, I know that someone else will like it!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Slowly, I'm getting back to my art making routine
Filling every station with a work in progress
Nuno felted merino and alpaca
waits to be wrapped
Raw silk, rayon and cotton
Wait for a theme, a palette to descend upon me
More for summer?
Or is it time to fall into winter?
Yesterday I dyed two 44" charmeuse silk scarves in rainbow colors
Today I start a fire in the wood stove
To hasten the drying