10 December 2018

Second new landscape


Reference Photo 
from my TV


Transperse dye painted on copier paper 


Image ironed on 100% polyester (pellon) then painted the background


Parts of the landscape cut out.


Parts assembled 


Then stitched


Matted


Two landscapes hanging with lots of reflected sun.


Both of these sold. Now living in a doctors reception room.

Thanks for reading,
Beth



06 December 2018

new landscape series



Remember the landscape mini from the last post?



I liked it so much I did some (very) rough sketches for new work. Then last night I was watching "The Heart Guy" from Australia and they flashed to this screen.




I whipped out my camera and took a photo of the TV. I love this landscape. It set me off in search of techniques to use to get what I wanted. I just received my copy of Textile Landscape by Cas Holmes and she mentioned disperse dyes and colographs. Then I started a full blown search and obtain mission looking for my disperse dyes which I think I used no less recently than 5 years ago and that is generous. After hours of searching I found them.  




The small containers are the dye powder and the larger bottles are dye I mixed up at least five years ago. Well, the only way to tell if they worked was to try them.



I wanted green so I mixed up some yellow and blue and painted a sheet with all black and a sheet with trees and the rest solid green.




They still worked. The painted paper can be used over and over again. I also want to make a colograph of a stand of tree similar to the ones in disperse dye. More about that later as well as how well I am able to use these in my work. 




Thanks for reading,
Beth

03 December 2018

Play date with Marcella


I had made a bag from some indigo shibori from an extremely heavy canvas laundry sack. I had a bit of the dyed canvas left over and Marcella wanted to make a bag for herself. We left the raveled edge on the bottom and added a leather handle. Very robust.  



As I was cleaning up I found a bit of scrap canvas and wondered what I could make out of it. This was it!!



After I added a slim strip of leather folded over and glued to the pull.



As promised, here is an entire quilt made from mini-quilt squares.











29 November 2018

Mini Quilts Framed for the Art Show and Sale


Last year I needed a birthday gift and happened to have one of these mini-quilts on hand. I framed it and it looked fabulous. I decided to make two more for the Art Show and Sale this December 1st. They came out very well.



This was actually the second one I made.



This is the first one


This is a fabric landscape. I cant seem to stop making landscapes.


Command central. An entire box crammed with my own dyed, silk screened and printed fabrics. This is fun!!!

26 November 2018

Some painted papers


Just for fun.





Thanks for reading,
Beth

23 November 2018

More Tiny Buckets


I made twelve new cloth buckets. Here are eight. The other four are duplicates.





The bucket on the lower right is mine but I threw it in for the sale. I can always make myself another one if they all sell - fingers crossed.



I also have this hexi (1.75") template for anyone who wants it. Leave a comment.

21 November 2018

Stratford upon Avon



This was our first stop in England. This is where my daughter in law was raised.



Royal Shakespeare Company


On the train



Train ride. It seemed everyone brought their dog along everywhere they went, even into restaurants. He was 15 years old and out for a last hurrah.


The Avon 


Swans on the Avon


From the Ferris Wheel






















Shakespeare's home


Puff


Main Street (High Street in the UK)