Sunday, March 26, 2017

Middle School Art Show at Studios on the Park

I'm so proud of the wonderfully creative work my students have done this year.
 We had our opening reception for our middle school art show this last Wednesday at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. The show will be up through the end of April. Hope you can see it.

 I'm standing in front of their Notan  Projects.

In front of me are their ceramic personality boxes, a couple gargoyles and other pieces. 
In back are their Australian Aboriginal art compositions.

Here are my wonderful friends who helped me hang the show. Thanks again ladies. 
You made this task so much easier.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

More Itajime

Once your dyes are all made up and in squirt bottles, the dyeing goes very fast.
 Having done that about a month ago or so, it didn't take me very long to put together a few new pieces. Having way too much fun with this technique.

Fabric was accordion folded and tied to the PVC  piece at an angle to create chevron stripes.

Below is the resulting fabric.

Itajime  using chopsticks and washers.

Itajime using larger sticks. Prior to putting those on, I used large washers clamped to the fabric to create a circular design underneath that you see in the finished piece.

 For this one, I accordion folded the fabric, wound it around a spool using rubber bands
 to secure in and drizzled dye on the folded edges.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Itajime Fun

I was so inspired last week from seeing Ana Lisa Hedstrom that I had to do some itajime.

Folded and stitched these on the machine. The stitching showed up as little dots
 after being dyed. I started with Kona gold fabric.

Folded, stitched and wrapped arashi style.

Batched them for 24 hours.

Before rinsing.

Here's all three pieces together and below each one separately.

Below is a closeup of the little stippling from where the dye penetrated through the fabric
 where it was stitched.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hear Ana Lisa Hedstrom speak at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. I have admired her work for a long time and was not disappointed. She talked about her journey as an artist, living and studying in many different countries in Asia.  She then spoke about each of her wonderful pieces in the exhibit.

 Here she is speaking in front of a plant dyed wool felt piece.

 The piece above and two below are done on Japanese kozo paper