Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Life can get so in the way of our art, can't it?!?  I'm averaging one new project for every week to two weeks. I guess that shouldn't be such a surprise, given I make only original; one-of-a-kind work. And of course that time doesn't even factor in the making of the fabric!  But for me, figuring out every detail can't be rushed.
 My current project certainly seems like fitting a square peg into a round hole. The wall quilt features two styles of printing on fabric. First, are some hidden treasures I've photographed during years of hiking in our mountain backwoods.  They've been transferred to a lightly rusted, loosely woven cotton...not the best fabric option for printing but perfect for the feel of the piece.  The second grouping comes from some of the eco-printing I've done using iron water to process the fabric. 
Given that nearly all the images are already sized, it's taken A LOT of sewing and ripping, sewing and ripping to fit these pieces together.  I'll spare you the number of versions it's undergone so far.
 As you can see....it continues to change as I'm trying to eek out & stretch every bit of my dwindling stack of precious prints. I hope to be back with you soon with a look at the finished piece.


The Idaho Beauty said...

I LOVE your photo transfers. I would not have thought to do them onto anything but white fabric, thinking to do any "aging" in a software program before printing/ transferring. When you are working with limited fabric it really does become a puzzle to be fit together just so & rarely on the first try. This is coming together beautifully.

Robbie said...

But we know you'll do something amazing!!! I can't wait to see this one!!!! WOW.

margaret said...

this is progressing so very well, love the colouring of the fabrics from the dyeing etc