Wednesday, April 26, 2017

52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textiles: Week 16

Working on a book every day for 365 days has really helped me with these textile books.
At first I thought it was maintaining routine and schedule for one year, but now that I am working with a completely new medium I realize it is more than that.
It is being able to stay positive and focused when your initial ideas do not turn out the way you anticipated.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textiles: Week 15

After a few weeks of experimenting with new ideas, patterns have begun to form.  
One I am especially happy with is hand embroidering textiles.
It still takes me way too much time to hand embroider the fabrics, but I think it is worth the effort.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textiles: Week 14

Grandma's Necklace: Beading Textiles

I felt this newest textile book needed embellishments, so I've been beading everyday.
hand beaded textile page 
I have been using gemstones from one of my grandma's necklaces that fell apart.  I've been carrying the pieces around for about 20 years, not knowing what to do with them.  When  I began beading this textile page, I knew exactly how to use them.
Black Magic, beading with gemstones from a necklace
Now I am going through all of my vintage jewelry to see how I can use them for this project.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textile: Week 13

Creating Stories with Fabric

The touch of turning page after page of delicate silks, soft velvets, cool glass beads, strong cottons, and ancient threads.
Black velvet, red cotton, hand printed cotton
Heavily inked silkscreens capture emotions on expertly woven textiles.
Black velvet, cotton, printmaking
We take a brief pause at vibrant bold edges.
handwoven cottons, linens
No two pages are alike.  No two stories are the same.  Unique books created with skill and passion.

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