July 26, 2016
Getting my paintbrushes wet during a few short wintery hours in the warmth of my working studio, these little pieces emerged. Textile paints were applied to fabric.
I have a few ideas about what to do with these mini landscapes…….. And for now they need time to brew. Let’s wait and see.
July 11, 2016
Time for a little dalliance……
Needing a few greeting cards and finding time to relax with brush & paint, I created these.Acrylic pants and silk fabric I added hand stitch to create interest and unify the colours.
Sometimes it feels good to be aloof from big challenges and simply relax with tiny ones, such as these hand printed cards.
June 3, 2016
After working on such a large wet-felted piece (see previous post) my body needed more restful activities ….and so did my Roxy!
So the last few weeks have been devoted to working with printing and painting on pure silk scarves. Using paints well suited to maintain the soft feel of fabric works best on silk. My other favourite technique is to mix and apply thickened dye solutions for a more painterly effect.
Have a look at these results.
April 27, 2016
Another challenge – this time to create a round piece big enough to stand something big and heavy on……….it’s like a huge placemat. Using country colours of skies and river water, I selected merino wool rovings in blues, greys, creams, to felt 5 layers of fleece in this piece.
Reorganising my dyeing room I had the perfect place for this work. I do enjoy my workspace under the house….where it doesn’t matter too much how much water I splash around during the felting process.
April 19, 2016
This small piece of felted wool is a test sample as I wanted to see how well this particular wool roving would felt.
Working with variegated coloured roving, three layers were laid out. A juggling act it was, to maintain the seperation of colours. Muscle power was applied, as it must, when wet felting. It turned out to be quite attractive don’t you think?