Thursday, May 17, 2012

This is another full outfit, this time in blue/green color scheme. I call it "Peaceful Waters". It is made up of an eight point handkerchief skirt, an obi belt, bolero, scarf and hat. I dyed a purchased silk camisole top to go with it. It is all handmade felt and silk (fabric and natural silk fibers). The question I had was whether it looked better with or without the hat. It is amazing the difference that a hat makes! I think the hat pulls it together?

I had a hard time not dyeing this piece but my friend "Martha" enlightened me to the beauty of the white, undyed felt and she was absolutely right! I love this piece and it was fun styling it with the red accent pieces.

New Work Photo Shoot - May 2012

 I have been constructing a number of studio-dyed boleros because I love the fabric that has 60% shrinkage. The boleros above all are merino wool felted together with natural silk fiber (not fabric). The scarves are dyed to match the boleros and felted with fabric and wool using the hyprid felt collage technique I developed a year and a half ago. The

My most recent work is the lilac and magenta kimono style coat is constructed of handmade felt  - studio dyed with some shibori pole-wrapping techniques.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fiber Celebrations 2012

My entry: "Parfait Bolero and Scarf" received an "Honorable Mention" at "Weave" - Fiber Celebrations 2012 put on by the Northern Colorado Handweavers Guild. The show is through April 29, 2012 at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center in Longmont Colorado.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shows in The Denver Colorado Area featuring some of my work

There are two shows in the area with fiber art from SDA and SAQA members. The first is titled "State of the Art" and the show is at Red Rocks Community College. I have two "Victorian Handbags" and a vessel in the show.
The second show is at the Art Institutes of Colorado, it is a show of work by members of the Colorado Surface Design Association. I have the garment ensemble: In and Out Gold in the Exhibit:
"In and Out Gold"

Pictures from the 8th International Shibori Symposium in Hong Kong.

The recent Shibori Symposium in Hong Kong featured an exhibition entitled "Animal Fiber: Art Informs Shibori". I was honored to have my bolero accepted. Above is a picture showing some of the entries and my "Russet Bolero" in the center. More entries below:
Entrance to the exhibition below: