Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Here is a new piece that I am working on. I haven't finished yet, so if you have any recommendations to make it compositionally stronger, please send me a comment.

This one is a lot better in person.

and another

This one uses the silk as a base, but has wool roving to add a bit of contrast (matt) and angelina

Fun Fusion

This silk fusion is almost completely transparent in areas.

More Silk Fusion

I've been playing with more silk fusion -trying to make it thinner, more transparent. This one has just a little wool and angelina fiber too.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

One day my friend Rebecca, a great quilt artist, asked, "Hey, you want to come over and try burning stuff?" Well of course I said yes!
Here are some of my samples. It was great fun. You can see that I used some of it in "Into the Void". It was way fun, but truly I had the best results with a heat gun and a wood burning tool, and not an open flame. A very special thanks to Rebecca's husband who set us up in the garage with a fan behind us to blow the noxious fumes away and of course a fire extinguisher (sp?)!!!!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Today I continued to work on my wool piece that I did the foundation for on my new Babylock Embellisher. I am really liking it. I started some free-form machine embrodery on top to give certain areas emphasis. I will try to upload a picture later.