On Tuesday of my week in Studio 3, Micki came to play and gifted me with an assortment of goodies, 3 which can be seen here...at the top of the photo are 3 pieces of painted/dyed/inked Lutradur. The ink and dye still bleed on my fingers when I touch them even a week later but don't smear on anything. Micki also gave me some yardarge of a tone on tone woven fabric which is the white piece and a beautiful animal skin fabric that she used as a border and posted about. The piece in the middle at the bottom is silk fusion (will be doing more of that!) but the photo doesn't show up the gorgeous rich sheen. The pieces on the left and right of the silk fusion where pole wrapped (more pole wrapping is in my future too!) and painted and dyed but not at the same time. Micki only stayed for the day but was great company and a very sweet hearted woman. Micki played with painting on felt and hopefully she will share some of her results on her blog later.
I really love the pole wrapped fabric but for me to do more stitch resist a quilt would have to SCREAM OUT and SMACK ME UP SIDE THE HEAD for me to do it again. Here are the my results with sun-printing which I could take or leave it. I laid cheese cloth over this gold/brown fabric and a doily over the blue. The white leaf was cut from a vinyl border that Micki had given me but for some reason didn't sun print well at all.
Do you see the green/blue pieces at the bottom of the rack and the red/multi piece hanging next to the cheese cloth? Those are paper towels. They where too beautiful to throw out so I have a bunch and I remember either a QA issue or CPS issue of an artist that used dyed paper towels in her work. I was thinking of slapping some gesso and acrylic medium on them until I figure out where to go from here with them.
Tomorrow photos of the mess I didn't have to clean up until Sunday and shots of the Barn that houses the studios and surrounding grounds.