|Five Leaf Postcards (each 4" x 6")|
The first long image of five 3-D leaf postcards was my entry for the 2018 salon and now is at the LowellArts Member Show (through Feb. 9). Check out their fabulous gallery here. Once I have the unsold postcards back from the show (each can sell at the MMA for $30 with a 50/50 split), I mount them on 5" x 7" pre-stretched canvas frames.
For the 2019 POSTCARD SALON, I went back to using shibori stitched and indigo dyed fabric with a theme of Indigo Sunsets. I really love the ones that I put together:
|Postcard 1: Orange Indigo Sunset|
Postcard 1: Top part is mokume shibori on my handdyed textured cotton; bottom is the same but on black dotted white cotton.
|Postcard 2: Indigo Sunset on Pink Water|
Postcard 2: Mokume shibori on white cotton on the top and bottom; white rayon previously dyed with some pink then mokume stitched.
|Postcard 3: Indigo Storm Sunset|
Postcard 3: Top is mokume stitched stretch cotton (with Spandex) that was coral colored (warp is yellow and weft is pink)--- fabulous fabric to work with and the Thiox in the pre-reduced indigo often gives a halo effect; also the indigo can be transparent enough to make the blue and the base yellow become green on the final fabric. The bottom fabric is a tan/rust cotton knit that was stamped/printed with textile paint and then arashi shibori striped. The top mokume section reminds me so much for that strange sky when a bad storm is coming.
|Postcard 4: Orange Sunset with |
Postcard 4: Top is a purchased cotton gauze that came with lots of orange and yellow random dyed areas. The bottom is a damask cotton napkin. This piece was the only one that I machine stitched crosswise and the effect to me is not as good as the vertical stitching, maybe....
|Postcard 5: Pink Sun in an Indigo Sky|
Postcard 5: The bottom was my Mom’s old cotton sheet (fold over section at top) that was first dyed pink from deconstructed screen printing and then accordion folded for indigo dyeing; top section is white and very fine turquoise cotton knit printed pink with textile paint with round sponge stamps, then kumo bound on the circles and indigo dyed.
I did all of these within only 3 days--- a really short time but fortunately I not only knew what I wanted to do but I had all the stitched and dyed fabric on hand!
|The next pile of shibori stitched fabric ready|
to dye in indigo!