Friday, March 9, 2012

lots of experimenting going on and a heads up...

Having fun experimenting with scrim and paper in Karen Ruane's class Extending Embellishment. Some more images below. Click for a closer view.

a failed stitching on scrim w/cotton backing dropped into the dye pot

stitch play on a lokta paper with a webbed overlay

a thin mulberry paper backed with thin cotton. embellished with ric-rak and french knots.

nothing paper-like in the house is safe from experimentation

And a heads up on some quilting shows available for free for a short time:

Big news here! In honor of International Quilt Day (March 17, 2012), The Quilt Show (www.thequiltshow.com), the web TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will "open" all of its shows from the first nine series--that is, from show 100 through show 913--for the entire weekend of March 16 –18. This means that—for three special days—everyone will have the chance to view these 117 shows, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE.

12 comments:

liniecat said...

Fab dye pot result Deanna!

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Looking great! Too much fun. I am still waiting on the arrival of my silk paper.

Notjustnat said...

Deanna, this looks like fun play with papers! Love the color catcher sheet...hugs Nat

jude said...

lovely experiments. it is amazing what a dip in the pot can do.

Mo Crow said...

oooh I love the lacey holes & webbed overlay on the lokta paper, thought the spiral on the white looked good before it went in the dye pot too & that doubled up interfacing is doing good things, you are doing such inspiring experimental work Deanna!

blandina (aracne) said...

Experementing is the most exciting part of my creative life, there are no limits to what we can do, and the results are often not only interesting but astonishingly beautiful.
I like very much the 'dip in the pot', I am partial to stitched and dyed cloth.

Velma said...

great experiments happening!

Rachel said...

It seems you've been having great fun with your experiments!

Nancy said...

Oh, a curious mind...discovers A Lot!!!! Those spirals just pull me in :)

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Deanna. Experimenting is so fun. I especially like the one that went into the dye pot. Did you say that it was a "failed" piece? Hardly!
best, nadia

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

I'm so far behind in reading blogs but i wanted to stop and write to tell you how lovely your work is turning out. the colors of the dyed cloth and your stitching with karen is something to be proud of. can't wait to see what's next. cheers

handstories said...

i'm not sure why that piece is considered "failed"? it's beautiful, but the dyeing made it amazing! i'm thinking of ancient trees.
and thank you for the heads up about the quilt show!

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