Friday, October 30, 2009

Soul Fishing

This is another 30cm square art quilt for this years Unique Stitching challenge. The theme this time was self portrait which i decided to interpret through symbolism. The sunset is tsukineko inks applied with their foam applicators which is really easy to use and stays nice and bright (though think i did a couple of coats on this one). I used them on a white on white print and the print area shows through the ink so you can get some nice textures that way.

The rest of the quilt is a variety of fabrics, cotton, silk velvet and holographic printed stretch synthetic all fused together with vliesofix and then mounted on a piece of cotton covered timetex. The apples are metal foil.

The end of beauty

I'm just starting to load some of my previous work up. This small 30cm x 30cm art quilt was created for a cancer fundraising challenge run by unique stitching (who sell great textile art supplies). I was totally wrapped to find i won first prize in the beginner section, especially as it was the first time I had entered anything. The leaves are created from various synthetic fabrics (nylon organza, chiffon etc), angelina fibre, textiva and tyvek.

The tutorial section of my website has 3 tutes on leaf making here:

The tutorial section of my website has 3 tutes on leaf making (click here)

and to read more about this quilt and the thinking behind it click here

Finally :)

Finally i've gotten around to beginning a blogger blog. I already have one on my website that includes how to's and links to a tutorial section, but it just doesn't get the traffic of one that is in a dedicated blog spot. Plus i'd like to link it to my facebook page.

Over the coming weeks i'll be adding pics of the art i've been working on, which is mostly textile based of late. It will include pieces for sale on an upcoming etsy store, commission works, links to tutorials and anything that i've found interesting enough to think others might find it so too.