My process starts with dyeing yarn and fabrics using several type of dyes, depending on the results I seek. I may then further enhance the fabric using a variety of surface design techniques. I’m continually experimenting with new processes. My fibers include textured silk, cotton, rayon, wool, mohair, and alpaca. I collect vintage fabrics and love to incorporate them into my weavings for dynamic effects. Continue reading “Brenda Cameron”
Diane uses both natural and professional artist dyes to create beautiful surface designs on natural fabrics. Two prevalent methods include Eco Printing and Shibori.
Eco Printing is a direct contact printing technique. After collecting many of the leaves in her own garden, Diane transfers the plant pigments to the fabric with direct contact and heat. Colors and effects vary based on many variables including the stage of the leaf growth and how the fabric is prepared. The unpredictable nature of Eco Printing ensures each piece is truly an original. Continue reading “Diane Kuehn”
I have added hand-made felt hats to the wearable art pieces I create. These one-of-a-kind hats are made from loose merino wool fibers and silk fabric, wet felted and blocked into many different styles, including hats with brims. Continue reading “Elda Brown”