Sunday, April 24, 2016

Earth Gowns Show at Studios on the Park Part 1

Last week after posting on my blog, my hard drive died.  It cost close to $500 to get a new hard drive and update to a new operating system. The other alternative was to spend $1700 to get a new I MAC. I don't take to technological changes easily. Everything is slightly new and different and a bit frustrating.  I tell myself it is good for my brain to figure this stuff out.  So hopefully this post will turn out ok.

These are pictures of Julie Frankel's exquisite creations which are currently showing at Studios on the Park through today, April 24th.  If you get a chance I highly recommend seeing them.  To see more of Julie's work go to

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Marbling Class with Sharon Gellerman

Yesterday, our Cutting Edge Fiber Art  Group met at one of our members' houses to create breathtakingly gorgeous marbled scarves under the direction of Sharon Gellerman  She was a good teacher, very knowledgeable about this technique that she's been using for many years to create one of kind wearables.

Below are the two I made.

Here's lots of photos showing scarves in the process of being created and some finished ones.

What a great day! Thank you to Ms. Gellerman for being such a great teacher.  Thanks to Rene for hosting our group.  Thanks to Sharon E. for setting it up.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Decolourant Discharged Fabrics and Shirts

Here is my last posting showing what I created at the workshop taught by by the Dragonfly Dyeworks guys at SLO Creative Studios in San Luis Obispo  Once again, it really was a fabulous workshop and we did so much in two days.  If you get a chance to take a class from these guys, do it!

This was red Kona Cotton with regular Decolourant using a wide paintbrush.

 This was done with Decolourant Plus using a commercial thermofax on Radiance fabric, 
which is silk on one side, cotton on the other.  Decolourant and Decolourant Plus are made by Jacquard.

This was also done with Decolourant Plus on Radiance fabric.

I used Decolourant Plus on this shirt and the one below.  However, when I washed the shirt below, after waiting a good week for the paint to set, it really washed out a lot, which was disappointing.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lines, Shapes and Shadows

Last week my husband and I took a trip to Los Angeles where we visited the Petersen Automotive Museum.  It is an incredible piece of architecture with beautiful pieces of automotive art inside. One of their exhibits is aptly titled, "Rolling Sculpture." The museum recently reopened after a huge renovation inside and out.   Here is a picture of the exterior taken from across the street.

The picture above and those below were taken on the penthouse level. The  way the exterior steel red ribbons interacted with other buildings and the shadows they creatded were fascinating to me.  I can definitely see a quilt design using these shapes 

 Keep your eyes open, inspiration is everywhere!