Friday, May 22, 2009

Three silk pillows

These are a series of three pillows using gutta resist and acid dye to paint on silk. the pillows have been backed with flannel and machine quilted on the background to create a frame for the silk painting.

Shibori Blouse

A variety of shibori techniques were used to make this blouse. The fabric was first dyed a rich golden color then various shibori patterns were applied and dyed with a dark grey color. The back is a folded and dip dyed tortoise pattern. The yolk was tied with string and dyed with a darker color. The front (not shown) has a stitch resist patten. The sleeves are dyed with the charcoal color.

Bamboo Wall Hanging

Muslin fabric was dyed with procion dye then painted with thickened procion dye. Leaves were stitched and the background was echo quilted to enhance the image. A border was added to complete the design.