Thursday, February 12, 2015


Today I received an email that one of my works has been included in the Curves & Lines online exhibit organised by Linus Gallery. Check out this slide show to see which one it is:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

grey scale finished

And this is how the finished quilt looks like:

On purpose I kept the quilting simple, wavy lines for the leaf, straight lines for the veins and circular quilting for the holes.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

grey scale

This year I am participating in Elizabeth Barton's Masterclass. The first assignment was about grey scale. I decided to work with a leaf. From the original picture it evolved like this:

original picture

pencil sketch (top left of the main vein is too wide)

first lay out (main vein too straight, other veins too wide)

second lay out (more tweeking of veins is needed)

final lay out

Now I can remove all the pins and glue down the fabric. Next step will be the quilting. As it is Friday I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ugly duckling

This time the ugly duckling is a deconstructed screen print which had too much white showing.

I soda soaked it and accordeon folded it - this time with picture (grin):

And placed it in a glass jar, added ice cubes and a couple of teaspoons seafoam procion dye powder.

After this dye bath it looked like this:

Much work was still needed. Of course you can buy your stamps, but I like to work with unusual objects as stamps. For this fabric I used bubble wrap with teal Golden acrylic and punchinella with Pebeo Setacolor transparent fuchsia.

The colors used in the deconstructed screen printing were red and blue, so I opted to work with similar colors to keep the whole design together.

After the two stamping sessions this fabric still needed more so I decided to give it another dye bath. I used different yellows, one of them was straw the other might have been golden yellow or sun yellow. 

This fabric was a difficult one, but I am satisfied with the result. Here is a detail picture: