Saturday, June 14, 2008

Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog. This space will be dedicated solely to my art.

This past few weeks have been a whirlwind of events and projects.

1.My friend from the Netherlands, Wil, was visiting me for almost a month!! YEAH! The first week she was here we played in my studio, shopped, shopped, and shopped!! Some of the supplies we were buying were for the Shibori Symposium the next week.


2. The second week we were joined by our friend from Alaska, Ellen (the shibori queen!!) so we could all three attend the Shibori Symposium at the Textile Center in Minneapolis. I was privileged to take three days of hands-on classes from Yoshiko Wada. She is a WONDERFUL teacher! If you ever get the chance to take a class from her I strongly recommend you take advantage of the opportunity. Then there were two days of seminars with various speakers and finally, a two day hands-on class with Jan Myers Newbury doing all kinds of shibori in a more "down and dirty" method as she calls it. I won't post any pictures of the class because it just looks like people holding cloth..... not very interesting.


3. Ellen left us on Wednesday morning. After that, Wil and I have shopped, played, did garage sales and thrift stores and played more in the studio. Let's see, we have did breakdown printing, shibori, pounded fabric, rusting, blueprinting on fabric, sunprinting. Here are some pictures of just some of the things we did.

BREAKDOWN PRINTING



CLAMP SHIBORI in SYNTHETIC INDIGO



SHIBORI SAMPLER from the Symposium class w/Yoshiko Wada



POUNDED FABRIC



RUSTING

This is a piece I found months ago along side of the road. I poked the fabric through the holes.


Results


Another piece I found in a pile of rusty stuff


Results


That's it for now. I'm still working on catching up on a ton of stuff but I'll post as often as I can for a week or two and after that hope to keep it daily again.

2 comments:

Judi said...

You all sure were busy. Great pieces!

Wil Opio Oguta said...

Good luck with this blog. Wishing you lots of postings :-)