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 take notice of the artistry in the imperfections of salvaged wood and seek to enhance the beauty inside each piece. The most interesting pieces are turned end grain and the most dramatic pieces come from logs or branches that have very irregular shapes, far away from round. Some of my favorite turnings are the flying winged vase and a cowboy hat. The flying winged vase is turned down the end grain from a crotch so when turning the piece, it appears to have wings. The wooden cowboy hat starts off as a 200-pound log transformed into a 23-ounce wearable cowboy hat. Besides turning, I also enjoy designing furniture and unique home décor. Continue reading “Kevin Felderhoff”