Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Studio on Vaction!

It's been almost three weeks since I posted. My studio work has had to take a bit of a vacation since I am in full moving mode at my residence. I hope to be back at work in a couple weeks.

At my studio, I left a warp on my large loom with fabric for three Jan Jackets in shades of green. In process is another silk scarf using the kaleidoscope digital image I posted of the white coneflower earlier this summer. This pink sedum flower above (not sure of it's official name) will be one of my next projects.

But for now, I'm extremely busy and enjoying using my creativity to decorate my new home.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dye Pots and More Shibori

Just before heading to Denver for a 4th-of-July weekend getaway, I quickly mixed up two dye pots - one with torquoise and the other with olive green. My latest flax blend fabric was submerged. The base color was a light sage. The shibori effect is very subtle on the turquoise which is nice. But I prefer the olive green with lots of contrast.

With this fabric I created a vest. Here are two versions. I personally like the short length since I love to do layering. And this little thing can easily be thrown on over a tank for a quick summer cover-up or to take the chill off from a too-cool air conditioner.
I took the long version of the vest down the street to ArtSpace where the summer intern, Isabelle, tried it on. I think she looks real cute and retro in this vest. Thanks, Isabelle for being my model.

In the same dyepot, I threw in a pale gold chenille scarf with sections of shibori. I really like how it turned out as well.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer is here!

With a few 100 degree days last week and mostly 90s this week, I find myself working at a slower pace. Even with a/c in my studio, I feel less motivated now. I guess it's the rhythm of summer. I try to be okay with this even though I always feel better at the end of the day when I have something to show for my time.

This week I've been perfecting my serger edges for my next digitally printed scarf on lightweight silk. I'll post pictures soon. And another warp was cut off the loom. Hmm, I guess I did more this week than I realized.

Pictured is another kaleidoscope image from a white coneflower I photographed a few years ago.