Lynn Krawczyk has a great idea for 2015 to do 52 screen printed squares as a year long weekly art practice. I thought I would tag along and do a series of printed fabric squares also. I really enjoy printing and think it will be lots of fun. My first printed square is below. I just went for a simple design.
I used a Gocco screen I made from one of my drawings.
Happy New Year! I am hoping to do more blogging in 2015. Going to the Quilt Symposium in New Zealand next week should be great. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with my New Zealand friends and see some fabulous quilts in the Exhibitions. I am doing two classes too. More on my return.
I finished these postcards before Christmas. I hand painted the card and added hand stitching. We have swans down on the Lake near where I live.
I have been a little sick with sinus and chest infection but I am managing to do some more of my Fabric Collages - here is Number 7. I had fun using bougainvillea petals sandwich between bonding agent and transparent chiffon. The fabric I used is hand dyed and the other piece painted with salt used to pattern. I did the collage in about 35 minutes once I figured out how to capture the petals. It is hot here in Brisbane so that was my inspiration!
Today given the lovely hot sunny weather I dyed some fabric as the base for hand printing layers for Aliquilts Fabric - my favourite colours first shown fluttering in the breeze, with reds and violet fabrics batching tonight.
I decided to belatedly follow Stephanie Levy's 100 days of Collage challenge. I decided that I would do predominately fabric collage. Gwen Marston and Jette Clover ("Small Notes" book) have both undertaken small studies and I was inspired by them. I decided to make mine 8inches by 10 inches and to take around 30 minutes to 45 minutes on each one. I don't know that I will make one every day but here are my first two using hand dyed and in some cases hand printed fabric from Aliquilts.
I will show you my first two below and update with some others as I keep going!!!
This is the first one I made yesterday. To get me going I used a postage stamp from a friend in New Zealand inspired by Jette's work.
This is today's and I used an old Australian stamp on "Peace" as a focus from my mother's old stamp album.
I am doing the exercise to get my creativity going and to practice.