Saturday, May 5, 2012

a larger view

still in the process of stitching and embellishing 

Friday, May 4, 2012

another direction

A small piece started last year and left to simmer is now going in a slightly different direction. I've added some fragments of old fabric, some dyed work, and some experiments with stamping.


Hadn't been in the city for awhile. This is Philadelphia.

This is from his trip to Australia.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

more success

with red this time. Although it's been said that I cheated by using a kool-aid/vinegar mixture.


As always, the best results are with silk.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Art Quilt Elements

I've already been twice and each time I've noticed new things. This is one of my favorites - a piece by Ilene Perlman whose studio I visited last winter during a local open studio tour. The folk art approach appeals to me as well as her incorporation of objects such as bottle caps and buttons. Part of her unique style is the way she couches some of these objects under the fabric as well as using them as surface embellishments.

Monday, April 23, 2012

not red

Dyeing with red onion skins yielded a golden color, not red.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

continuing

with what I'm thinking of as a confetti piece
the redbud is beginning to bloom



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

contrasts

the beginning of a little something new 
it's still cold enough to continue to have fires
even as first blooms are appearing