Category: Fabric Design

Dyeing and Printing the Fabrics

The weather has been great for working in the dye studio and getting ready for the Tidewater Quilt Guild Show next week.  This the best part of my work, planning colors and patterns and seeing them come alive on the cottons linens and silks.   Excited to be accepted in An Occasion for the Arts show this fall in Williamsburg. Looking forward to so much creating this summer.

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New Fabric Designs for Spring 2014

It has been a learning fall for me.  I am trying to convert my hand drawn design ideas to the computer on Adobe Illustrator.  In my past career I did a lot of Autocad technical work, it is one thing to make straight lines and measurements and all that using a computer and mouse, it is so tricky for me to make my hand drawings look the way I want on the computer.  The boys did buy me a Wacom tablet that lets you draw directly on the screen.  I am finally feeling a little more comfortable using it.  It is still not quite the same, but if I want to have my designs printed on fabric,in large quantities, I will continue on, it is never too late to learn something new, anyway.Mod-Tear-Drop-grey-1 Tiny-Layered-Circles

 

Plaid

Modern Plaid

I am painting plaids.  Planning a quilt for J and looking for plaid fabrics, surprisingly, not many interesting ones available.  My plan is to paint the designs on silk scarves then, use the ones that work for this project and turn them into “screens” for printing on cotton.

Really like these plaid stairs found them at Matters of Style

Another plaid-not the colors for J but an interesting interpretation.

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