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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quilting Some More - Demolition Series

 I actually had two pieces that I made using this print run.  I am calling them "Demolition 1" and "Demolition 2".  This is the second piece - I showed the first one yesterday.  This one also has straight line and grid quilting.  I did the grid quilting on the diagonal and closer together.  The grid lines are about 1/2" apart.  The straight lines are about 1/4" apart. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back in the Swing

 As I mentioned a week ago, chilly weather has arrived and our travels are done for a while.  It has been a difficult adjustment being back in the studio on a daily basis.  Back to work.  I thought I would ease into it by quilting this piece that I put together last April.  It has been layered and pinned and waiting for me to get around to it.  This is a good warm up - but how to quilt something this complex?
 Lines and grids seem like the best choice.  It is rare for me to use such simple quilting, but I think it works for this piece.

I used probably 6 different threads - maybe not necessary, but it kept me interested.  All the threads I used on this piece are variegated.  I will bind it later when I have several that need binding.

Monday, October 29, 2012

44th Celebration of American Crafts at the Creative Arts Workshop

 The 44th Celebration of American Crafts at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut has just opened.  This special fundraising event remains open through December 24th.  It is intended as a public service for the community - offering the opportunity for holiday shopping for hand made arts and crafts.
 I mounted these five 12" square pieces on stretched canvases and sent them off for the sale.  I look forward to seeing how they do at this year's sale.  Prices are affordable, I think - for one of a kind textile art.

If you are anywhere nearby - I hope you will go and take it in.

Special events:

Celebrate Style - Sunday, November 11 - Fashion show and champagne reception.
Connecticut Artists Night - Thursday, November 15
 Crafternoon  - Sunday, December 2

I doubt the Creative Arts Workshop is open today - given the impending visit from Hurricane Sandy.  However, as soon as things settle down - I am sure their doors will open!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Breakdown Prints

 I guess I didn't take a picture of this one as a full piece of fabric.  Just details. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Deconstructed Screen Prints in Bronze

 The full panel is the first one on this post.  This piece is about 45" x 30".  I hope t be able to use this as a whole cloth.  The dye colors I used were Dharma's Bronze and Golden Yellow


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Black Swirls Breakdown Print

 Detail above and the full piece below.   This one really shows how quickly a screen can break down.  By the time I got around to filling in the edges, the pattern was pretty much gone.