This first piece, "Harlequin", is a black and white fabric that I painted using plain old watercolor paints and a brush. I just played around putting the color on the fabric using water and not worrying too much about how the color flowed. I wanted the colors to blend and move a bit--that's the beauty of watercolor. I like the way it transformed the black and white fabric into something quite colorful. I heat set the paint when I was finished. I used the paint on a test piece of fabric which I then washed in soapy water and rinsed in hot water and the color seemed to hold well.
"Harlequin" - 9"x22" - SOLD
The next piece was the result of some experimenting with Nuno Felting which is a wet felting process where you are melding wool roving with fabric by layering the materials with bubble wrap and rolling and rolling and rolling and rolling... It takes quite a while to get the roving to work its way into the fabric. In the piece of nuno felting in the center of this piece I used a silk chiffon fabric and after the felting was done I used some coffee to color the silk and make it blend better with the roving. This piece features quilted feathers on a linen background, and some beaded dangles for interest. I hand tacked the nuno felted silk to the quilt. I love the simplistic sophisticated feel of this piece. Quite a contrast from "Harlequin" above!
"Native Song" - 12-1/2"x24-1/2" - $290.00