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Sunday, September 20, 2009
Hand dyed 12in. X 12 in. Wallhanging
Since I gave the class on hand dyed fabric, I thought I should have something for Show & Tell.. When no one was looking I threw some thread, rickrack and cotton lace into the Pot,, of course, I soaked it first in Soda Ash.. I love dyeing some threads in the same pots, then I have something I can hand sew with that will match or blend. The Orange square in the upper corner and the Blue in the lower right corner were printed with the Oil Paint Sticks. That is lots of fun also, but for another day.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,