If you CAN get this book where you live, please leave a comment and you may win this hand dyed fabric. They are full half yards (folded in half). The fabric on the right is 40"X18"
Now about Meagan.
I wrote a bit about her in this blog and how we met. We have been meeting at least once a week and working on a collaborative piece for an exhibit at Waterfall Arts the end of February. The theme for all the participants is Water (actually H20). If I am not mistaken, there are all sorts of artists participating in collaboration with young people who are assigned to them. I think this includes visual, and performance arts as well. At any rate, Meagan and I decided to do a large piece of shibori dyed cotton which we are calling, "Coastal Pollution". We tried a technique which didn't get us the result we were looking for so we thought of shibori which is very watery looking. This was our operating sketch.
We tried 2 blues and black but again did get the look we wanted so we stuck with one blue (navy) and black and did achieve the desired results.This is the pole wrapped shibori with dye and covered with a plastic bag. This was a very quick 30 minute dye with heated rice bags.
Friday we got together and laid out our squares on the floor which I trimmed to 12.5" squares with a template. Then I stitched them togther. I cut backing and batting but I am unsure if I will stretch this as a whole piece of stretch each component onto the frame. This week I buy the lumber to make the stretcher which will be 45" X 45" but hung on point.
This is how far we have come with the piece hanging over the edges f my portable design wall.
Seeing it on the wall, I think I need to make another black piece for the bottom. The folds were not on the bias and the marks look very out of place. Oh well, I still have 3 weeks...
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