Thursday, March 20, 2008


Another bonus of our move to the Asheville area is the proximity to my good friend Judy Simmons.  Her new website is under construction....but I'll be linking to it when it's up and running.  Judy is the author of two books, published by Martingale & Company.  She's a very accomplished fiber artist and a great instructor.

Judy's work often features nature themes, hand dyed fabrics and utilizes creative photo transfer techniques.  These are three of her amazing quilts, displayed in her INCREDIBLE home studio.

The design wall is huge, about 9' tall x about 16' wide.  This view is less than half the available space, most of it filled with designs in progress.  Some of Judy's beautiful hand dyed & stamped silk fabric is displayed.....and she was lucky it was still there when I left!

This section of her studio is devoted for her nifty microwave dye techniques.  Currently, Judy has been creating scarves (everything from lightweight wools, to silks) which will be available for purchase at the Asheville Quilt Guild Show in August and through the Southern Highland Craft Guild shops.

Her husband, a master carpenter, has made most of their great is that!?!  This is one of the 3 or 4 cabinets/tables in her space that he's made in addition to many book cases. (Notice...there are more dyes stored here.....and on the other side, deep drawers contain even more, plus other painting/stamping supplies.

If you ever get a chance to take a workshop from this talented, don't'll love it.

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