Ever since I've been creating my own fabrics, they seem to be burning a hole in my pocket! I'm especially smitten with dyeing and working with silk noil. The texture and depth of color of these fabrics always adds welcome complexity to my work. Frankly, they are far less challenging to work with than a piece of eco-printed cotton or painted fabric. But, it's the later that really gets the brain firing......and, isn't that the point? Who wants to clone one's own work?? Not me!!
There is so much talk lately about 'having your own style'. I get that, and I think I've always had a recognizable style, even if it's changed somewhat over the years. However, repeating a design, over and over using different fabrics....nah....I'd prefer to keep stretching myself.
So....here we are.....one-of-a-kind fabrics and no clue what to do with them! Such as these eco-printed ferns with an iron mordant on mercerized cotton.
An older cotton print repurposed with acrylic paint.I desperately wanted to use some of the painted fabric......but beyond that, I had no other 'plan'. I began with a bright piece of hand-dyed silk noil and a scrap of black noil.
Those recently created eco-print fabrics were calling as well........
FERNS AT SUNSET - 12" X 16" © 2015
Artist eco-printed images, dyed silk noil,hand embroidered and bead embellished. Mounted on a canvas covered frame, fabric backed with hanging device.
I'm linking to the following blogs....be sure to check out what other creative folks have been up to this week: Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoop, Whoop Fridays. Richard and Tanya Quilts