Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More studio fun

Experiment #1:  Deconstructed screen printing on bamboo batting


these are the washed lengths of silk that I printed yesterday.
I'm pleased with how they turned out.

Here is a portion of a quilt top I put together this evening when I got home.

The cloth on the right edge is a rather unappealing length of silk that just happens
to be the exact same color as an element in my piece of Spoonflower cloth.  Believe it or not, this image is a close-up of a limestone rock in my garden.  When I look at it I think of a pelvic bone.  Am I crazy?  I see bones everywhere, I guess.  I love them.

It is a bit uncanny how well the silk matches!  The other surprise is that I have a mark from my poor attempt at binding the folded cloth for a shibori process that resembles a shape seen in the central part of the cloth.  This is barely visible in this image.  I'll get a better photo of it tomorrow in the studio.   My design board is down, as are my lights, and I am too tired to do anything about it tonight!

I printed quite a bit more cloth today, but I'm not showing those images because they may or may not be included in the Quilting Arts article.  Laura Beehler helped me take photos while I was printing today.
Thank you, Laura!!  BTW she finished a jaw-droppingly gorgeous piece this afternoon.  Oh my goodness.

There is a great deal of creative juice flowing at Art Cloth Studios this week.  A lot of great experimentation with unfamiliar techniques, and a lot of "what if" going on.  It is very exciting.


  1. Wow! You are on a roll! Love the text printed and the boneyard one. I can't wait to see what you create with these fabrics. The close up of the text reminds me of rose petals falling on a letter. Get a warm feeling about that one!

  2. Not crazy; I saw the pelvic bone too & loved the charm of the flower in what would be the 'hole' for the leg bone? I love the giraffe colored ones too! Way to go! Can't wait to see the top!

  3. YOu are too kind! AND you must not be working hard enough if you still have energy to go home, download photos and write a clear post! I can't move! Laura

  4. Leslie,
    It's great to see you producing! I love the new works. I saw a pelvis bone too. What is it really then?

  5. wow, I can feel the energy from your creative rush! great stuff.


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