Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Surface Design

I am starting with a group to learn more about surface design.  This past meeting we were working on discharging color.  We started with one yard of hand dyed fabric,  We used bleach water in a spray bottle, bleach pens, toilet bowl cleaner for stamping, discharge paste for screen printing. All bleach products had to be neutralized with a vinegar water bath to rinse out and neutralize the bleach.  This is a work in progress, each month we will add new techniques to the fabric.  Next month is paint.

This month we used leaves as a mask and sprayed bleach water over the leaves.  We used foam snow flakes and sprayed the blach water over the shape then neutralized with a viegar water mixture.  We used apples and pears dipped in toilet bowl cleaner to stamp on the fabric, we also used bleach pens and drew on the fabric.  Some also used discharge paste to screen shapes onto the fabric.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SAQA Donation Quilt

This is my donation quilt for the SAQA annual auction.  If you are not familiar check out and check out the quilts that will be available for auction.  Look at the tabs on the left hand side and click on benefit auction. Most quilts are 12"x12".

Sunday, June 5, 2011


FiberWorks started on Friday June 3rd and will continue until June23,2011.  The show is juried by the piece.  I am thrilled to have 2 pieces in the show.  My quilt BrushStrokes was awarded Best in Quilting that was sponsored by the Edmond Quilt Guild.  I also have a smaller silk wallhanging (Sticks & Stones) in the show.  If you are in Tulsa the show is at Living Arts of Tulsa on Brady St.  There are many wonderful pieces in the show.  The show is comprised of the works of Oklahoma Artists. Our juror this year was Jane Dunnewold.  What a treat to work with Jane and others in the jury process for the show and to be a scribe for the critique.  What a learning experience. The show is arranged in the space very nicely.