Monday, December 15, 2014

3D Fiber Explorations

Missouri Fiber Artists exhibition at Lambert International Airport, St. Louis, MO
December 5, 2014 - April 6, 2015

Some of the participating artists during the opening reception on December 5.

The beautiful exhibition space in Terminal One at Lambert International Airport.

Sculptural fiber work by Sandy Kolde, Laurie Harper and Pat Owoc.

Works by Have-jung Larson and Katherine Ehlmann

Sculptual vessels by Laurie Harper

Sculptural vessel by Tracy Deniszczuk

Book by Tamryn McDermott

Shirley Boudreaux

Shirley Nachtrieb

Sculptural vessels by Leandra Spangler and Joyce Pion

Leandra Spangler

Rhonda Schrum

Joanne Kluba

Have-Jung Larsen

Monday, December 8, 2014

FBO reference page

nimble fingers of WGSL

In process and completed project photos from the Weavers Guild of St. Louis workshop.  Thank you ladies, I had a great time.

over dye play day: part 2b

Note to self:  Blogger seems less combative with fewer photos.  

Folding: uneven accordion folds clamped in place

Kanoco:  wrapped around glass marbles and bound with tiny cable ties.

over dye play day: part 2a

PROCESS:   When in Sulpher, OK I found a large cotton damask table cloth.  Eager to get started, I didn't launder or scour the fabric before tearing into strips and beginning the rust process.  When unwrapped, the cotton still appeared bright white with minimal rust marks.  There must have been a finish on the fabric which resisted the iron oxide.  Undaunted, I refolded and soaked the fabric in coffee and tea for several days with minimal color shift.  The still folded bundles were then simmered in walnut dye for several hours.

The bright white with iron (rust), tea, coffee, and walnut stains.

Gathering:  stitched with safety pins

Wrapping:  random gathering and bound to a pole