Saturday, August 20, 2005

A little of this, a little of that...

Dscn07781 I finished beading this yesterday.  More than anything it was an opportunity to practice machine quilting.  I started out marking it with a disappearing marker and before it disappeared I put an iron to it so the marks which can be seen here: Dscn0779

After this mistake, I just went with free motion and was attempting to duplicate the cut out of the lace fabric on the top.  The orange was hand-dyed by me, the aqua was painted by Sonji and the lace was painted by Michelle.  I like this piece for the colours and the simple elegance.  I'll put it up somewhere around here after I mount it on canvas or foamcore someday. 

Been playing around with stenciling too: Dscn0724

And of course there has been some post card making: Dscn0761_1

(above) painting on silk with Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow


hodge-podge of hand dyed scraps, silk, cotton, paper, angelina fibers, marker.


and this one was an attempt to use angelina fibers to simulate tear drops/rain drops and I wanted to fmq with metallic thread.  This thread is Madeira and it didn't shred or break at all.


  1. Love the colors on the orange and turquoise one! I'm jealous of all your paints, pens, supplies...and it looks like you're having so much fun putting them all to use!

  2. Second here on the envy front...what great work and so productive. The painted silk piece is to yummy. Get that doc on the reply to situations like this is " Until I hear the word yes, I have not spoken to the right person."

  3. I too love the colours on the first one. I can't see the marks you are referring to. I think your use of colour and line is stunning.
    Maybe we could arrange a trade some day?

  4. Everything looks great. I love the colors and the dragonflies (my favorite bug next to the scarub).

  5. I love these, especially the dragonflies. You've given me some ideas to play around with.