Friday, January 30, 2015

Baby Quilt

The first of two baby quilts for some soon-to-be-born twin girls, my nieces! This was started with scraps and strips of cloth. I chose a color scheme and started stitching everything together. Then I printed with some of my carved stamps to pull it all together! All the piece work was done by hand sitting by the woodstove! Only the two outer borders were done on the machine. Next is sandwiching the batting and backing cloth and doing all the quilting, again by hand!

Close up of one flower block....

And another....

And another.

Some of the border flowers.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thought I would try using some Thermofax screens for some printmaking. Hadn't used in years, since I printed in art class with my students maybe 20 years ago. The tech teacher at my school has a thermofax machine and has been screen printing for a few years with his students. So asked him to make a couple of screens for me. Combined them with some matching rubber stamps and printed on some previously dyed and printed fabrics. Love the results!
Rubber stamp and thermofax screen prints over bleach discharge leaf prints.

Thermofax screen print.

Rubber stamp over traditional silk screen print.

Rubber stamp and thermofax prints over dyed and stamped fabric.

Thermofax prints over soy wax batik.

Three pieces together look pretty good!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Vermont Venture

Not a great picture (I left my camera at home!), but this shows three of the seventeen (!) wall hangings that are decorating the Putney General Store in Putney Vermont.
I am very excited to have so many pieces on display as they would otherwise be hanging, unseen, in my studio! Received wonderful comments and interest as I was hanging them all up, made me feel good about what I create!
So if you are over that way, take a stop in to see them all!
Hit all that nasty rain and ice coming home from a further excursion up route 91, over to Lebanon to visit my daughter, and down 89. Saw 10 accidents along the way! Decided I did not want to add to that number so crawled home!  A little over 3 hours of white-knuckle driving. Glad to be home!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fun and Funky Leggings

The finished product! I'm loving these!

                      A close-up of the leg.

Close-up of the largest flower stamp.

A grouping of stamps.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcoming in the New Year!

It has been crazy busy through the holidays! I participated in three Holiday Craft Fairs in my area. It was great to be out and about in my community selling my wares!

 I FINALLY did a project I have been wanting to do for years - designing a wall calendar for family and friends using my flower photos. I worked with the program that comes as part of iPhoto and it was sooo easy. Had 17 calendars printed and it felt so good handing them all out. That may become an annual project!


Am halfway through a big project dyeing and printing 8 tablecloths for a client. They are just beautiful and it has been so fun printing them. I was able to spend some quality time next to the wood stove carving up a whole bunch of new rubber stamps! Here are some pics of the work so far: