Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quiet on Blog but busy in Studio

Fabric Book covers once again.  This time not only did I make covers for composition books, but for artist sketch books and 3x5 card booklets.  I really enjoyed the one just above.  I plan to create more using my many scraps.

The above are some of my dyed/printed silk scarves.  How I love to print using real leaves.  There's a meditative process happening when I print.

And lastly, I've made some fabric paper using pieces of paper towel that protected my hands when printing leaves.  I layered a thin muslin with torn pieces paper towels and painted with thinned white glue.  I have no plans at the present for this but I know I'll create something sometime.

I also made this year's Christmas ornaments but forgot to take a picture.  Next time.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ribbon Scarves - Another Sister Project

Here I am wearing my first scarve.

My darling sister, Marlene, wearing one of her scarves
We spent one of our days together with two of Marlene's friends making ribbon/thread scarves.  Process - lay out various ribbon/threads/yarns/fabric pieces onto a water soluble plastic-like material, place another water soluble piece on top and pin.   Take it to the sewing machine and stitch.  I thoroughly enjoyed going through Marlene's stash picking out what I wanted.  The stitching was a bit boring.  Once the stitching was completed, dip it in water and voila!  A beautiful airy scarf.  I made two - though very like in colors.  Marlene had 3 when the week was up.  I had a fun time with her friends!