Sunday, September 27, 2009

More hearts

So here we have another bunch of hearts. Top right was done with hot glue sticks and a powder, top left was twisted yarns that were couched. Bottom left is foil on glue and the hearts on the right were down by ironing painted tyvek. That is my favorite piece.
In the meantime, I am still playing with Kumihimo braids and will show a picture eventually!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

work in progress

My critique group did an exercise where we looked at a masterpiece and reduced it down to darks, mediums and lights and put those shapes into fabric.
Do you recognize this piece? It was a great learning process for me to see how the artist made the different values flow across his painting.

I am working on squares that will be turned into a fiber book or an art quilt eventually. There will be 16 hearts for one piece and 16 gingkos for another. Each block involves a different product or technique and I will be teaching all of these block in a class next year. The top left hearts are made from Angelina fibers, top right are felted.
On the bottom I did beading on the left and fiber paper on the right. I am still working on the others...more next week!
I just learned Kumihimo which is a process for making braids. It is very addictive and I think that I am in big trouble now.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rogue Art Quilters at The Key of C

We just put up our latest show at the Key of C coffeehouse here in Ashland. The theme was coffee or music and we all used a piece of fabric called Dimples that came in many colors to tie the quilts together. Tina Somerset took a photo of coffee beans and manipulated it on her computer with the Kaleidoscope Maker program. Then she printed it onto fabric and embellished with beads and beautiful dyed fabrics. Be sure to click on the photos for a close up look.
Her beading is gorgeous.

Suzanne McBride also used photo transfer with a picture of her daughter. The guitar and the woman are very 3-dimensional.

Shirley Snowden made her own coffee beans out of a light weight clay so that she could sew them to her quilt. I thought they were real!

Rona Barnes created her first Crazy quilt using lots of lace and beads and tea dyeing fabric to get that antique look.

I had fun embroidering coffee cups onto felt. Shayna came up with "Mug Shots" and since I love play on words, it was the perfect name.

Elaine Turcke went with the music theme embellishing with hand quilting.

Carolyn Wolf also connected with music and used the opportunity to embellish with home made beads and pieced circles.

Carol Stocking did a wonderful job with her free-hand quilting in the background of her quilt.
The quilts will only be up for a month so tell all your friends to check them out.