Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No matter how hard I try, the colors around me always seep into my work.  Now that it's winter I'm adding more black to my formula to get a deeper color.  Next I want to explore adding lots of black to yellow and see if I can get "deep chartreuse."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Art for the Wall
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

Hemp Roll Collar Duster

Hemp roll collar duster, size medium.  I cut the fabric in two pieces and shibori dyed them separately, pole wrapper, pre soaked in a soda ash solution.  I used yel orange with black which created the greenish hue.  I used to try and get all the white out.  Now I surrender and let it become part of the texture and design.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hand felted using the FeltLOOM
Alpaca, merino and silk gauze
Shibori dyed, pole wrapped
How to shibori dye
For a primitive effect, the bottom edges are unfinished

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Raw Silk Duster with Crepe Scarf

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? 
Tangerine Copper
 Or is it time to fall into winter? 
Blue Violet

Yesterday I dyed two 44" charmeuse silk scarves in rainbow colors
Today I start a fire in the wood stove
To hasten the drying

Friday, April 20, 2012

When Living a Layered Life There is No Not Process


Silk Chiffon 


Merino felted to Silk Devore

Dress in the window
Two 36" square
5mm China Silk scarves
Pole wrap
Fuschia, purple and violet

March 2012
Kentucky Crafted, The Market
Lexington, Kentucky