Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I don't have a kitty, but isn't this one great. It's a virtual cat!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Another CCRR

This is the most recent CCRR that I have completed. It is the second step of this fabric and I added hand dyed cheesecloth which I fused the to background fabric. Then I fused a wispy bit of yarn to the top of the cheesecloth. Finally I painted a wash of Pebeo gold glitter finish paint over the cheesecloth. I think it has a nice aquatic look to it. It has two more steps to be done to it and I will be interested to see what happens next.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Creative Overload

I have returned from the Chicago International Quilt Festival and have too many ideas in my head. Between that and getting the laundry done, finishing projects, and making things for the new grandbaby that is due next month; I seem to be in overload.
But I did manage to do my part for the CCRR's that I am involved in. CCRR stands for Complex Cloth Round Robin. You send out your cloth to the next person on the list, they add something to it and then send it on. Here are the three CCRR's that were waiting for me when I got home:

This is the fourth step of this CCRR and I added a wash of gold glitter to it.

This CCRR is on its third step. The previous person stamped the Eye of Ra onto the mottled fabric and I, being in a whimsical mood, couched eyebrows onto Ra. He needed to be able to express some emotion!

This fabric is the 2nd step. I took the fabric and poked it into a grid and ironed fusible interfacing to the back, making a highly textured fabric. It will be interesting to see what the next people do to it.

Monday, April 2, 2007

ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)

I decided that I needed some ATC's to take with me on my upcoming trip to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. So here are my efforts:

Spring trees done in hand dyed wool roving

Summer Trees

Fall Trees

Winter Trees

And the four seasons in a series!

Monday, March 26, 2007

More Postcards

This card was created by needle punching dyed wool roving onto a batting and then freehand machine quilting it in a circle pattern. Then a felted circular piece was attached to add a focal point.
This piece is painted tyvek with dyed cheesecloth added and then melted with a heat gun and ironed. The red peaking through the holes is an underlying piece of hand dyed red fabric.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Postcard and more postcards

This is one of the postcards that I just finished for the Art2Mail 27 group. Is is made of painted Tyvek overlaid with dyed cheesecloth. It was then stitched and heated to distort it. The beads are made from the scraps of Tyvek and cheesecloth and strung on painted silk cording.

This is a postcard that was created by sunprinting foliage onto fabric. The outer edges of the card are hand dyed fabric. I think it is a rather neat look.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


I went back and added more layers to my soy wax pieces. I think they actually qualify to be called batiks now. It is an interesting process and the fabrics have much depth of color. But it does take lots of fiddling and time. Not a process for those who like instant gratification.