Monday, May 12, 2014

Discharge Dyeing Class at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

I look forward to doing a discharge dyeing class on Sat., May 31, at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, in Saugatuck, Michigan.  Check out their website and the class info/details at:

The class is in conjunction with the arts center's exhibit "Material Girls:  Quilts by Judith Jarzembowski + Rugs by Judy Bowman Anthrop  (April 11 – June 8) 

In the class, we'll be playing with taking the color out on purpose from dark to medium colored cottons, especially cotton, using bleach and a couple of other discharge agents.  It's amazing how you can get multiple colors from a variety of discharge agents on the same fabric (see the sample here where Black Kona was discharged with bleach and gel on the left in an arashi shibori pattern as well as stamped using Thiox on the right).  Look forward to seeing you in the class!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Michigan League of Handweavers' Biennial Fiber Show and East Lansing Art Festival

On show at the Holland Area Arts Council, May 17-June 29, 2014, for the Michigan League of Handweaver's 18th Biennial Fiber Show:
"Is Life Really Emerging from Newly Discovered Moon Rocks?"
"Is Life Really Emerging from Newly Discovered Moon Rocks?" Detail
showing embroidery in cut and torn open areas (continues underneath).

My booth at the East Lansing Art Festival is #40 on M.A.C., right off of Grand
River across campus from MSU's main campus.  My work will encompass all
the types of work I do from dolls (all my new ones) to a lot of new handprinted
and discharged fabric, jackets, and scarves.  Look forward to seeing you
on Sat., May 17, and Sunday, May 18, 10-6!

Silk scarves, shibori and discharged dyed