SA and I had a relaxing weekend on the Eastern Shore in Onancock. We stayed at the lovely Charlotte Hotel and restaurant, and really enjoyed our visit to long time friends Nancy and Brenda and their wonderful new home and studios. Also, had time to stop by the new Shooting Star(who has some of my textile work available), in Cape Charles.
Here are some of the finished pieces from my latest dyeing session.
Silk, linen, and cotton fabrics are displayed.
This is like the blank page state of a writer. All these white pieces and what colors to use. These are ready for dye baths and dipping. The colors coming next. #shibori #dyeing #fabric
Inspired by the spring I finished silk painting ready for steaming.
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Detailed silk painting designs.
I have finally found and organized photos of my work to post on the 5 day challenge. Thanks to Lisa Mosser for nominating me. I will start with earlier photos and move toward present day. Hope you enjoy as much as I have seeing all my art friends work over the past few weeks.
Work in progress. Screens drying-waiting to print. I will show more as the designs progress-breakdown screen printing.
My new fabrics were delivered. I really like the colors, and they are available to order here Angelia*A. You can see some linen and hand dyed fabrics this weekend at the Tidewater Quilt Guild show in Chesapeake. It has been a busy spring and many more things coming up, working on many new pattern and fabric designs.
Even though it is winter I still love the soft, muted colors of the yard and garden. We have been talking and planning for some changes in the outdoor space for next year, slways on the look out for ways to make it more sustainable and add more food to the household. Looking forward to a the new year with many ideas. Hope you all have a fun New Years Eve! See you next year.
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.